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Dignity, Character and Self-Respect

1st Edition

Edited by Robin S. Dillon


338 pages

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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.

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

About the Author/Editor

Robin S. Dillon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lehigh University.

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