This is the first anthology to bring together a selection of the most important contemporary philosophical essays on the nature and moral significance of self-respect. Representing a diversity of views, the essays illustrate the complexity of self-respect and explore its connections to such topics as personhood, dignity, rights, character, autonomy, integrity, identity, shame, justice, oppression and empowerment. The book demonstrates that self-respect is a formidable concern which goes to the very heart of both moral theory and moral life.
The essays address numerous questions: What is it to have self-respect or to respect oneself? How does this differ from self-esteem, pride and confidence? What is it to lack self-respect? Does it matter morally whether a person respects herself? Is self-respect a wholly moral, or morally good, phenomenon? How are self-respect and respect for others related, conceptually and practically? How does self-respect operate in contexts of oppression? In the introduction to the book, Robin S. Dillon provides a comprehensive overview of the issues, placing recent contributions within the philosophical tradition and highlighting the relevance of self-respect to current political concerns.
Contributors: Bernard Boxill, Stephen L. Darwall, John Deigh, Robin S. Dillon, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., Aurel Kolnai, Stephen J. Massey, Diana T. Meyers, Michelle M. Moody-Adams, John Rawls, Gabriele Taylor, Elizabeth Telfer, Laurence L. Thomas.
"This collection consists of fourteen essays, a long introduction, and a useful bibliography. All of these essays have appeared previously-either in philosophy journals or as book chapters-over the last thirty years.." -" Review of Metaphysics, June 1997
|Servility and Self-Respect||p. 76|
|Self-Respect and Protest||p. 93|
|Self-Respect Reconsidered||p. 117|
|Self-Respect, Excellences, and Shame||p. 125|
|Shame and Self-Esteem: A Critique||p. 133|
|Shame, Integrity, and Self-Respect||p. 157|
|Two Kinds of Respect||p. 181|
|Is Self-Respect a Moral or a Psychological Concept?||p. 198|
|Self-Respect and Autonomy||p. 218|
|Self-Respect: Theory and Practice||p. 251|
|Race, Class, and the Social Construction of Self-Respect||p. 271|
|Toward a Feminist Conception of Self-Respect||p. 290|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 13th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.44 x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1