Three types of self-respect.
Res Publica, 12(1),
According to John Rawls, self-respect is the most important of the primary goods and is essential for the construction of the just society. Self-respect, however, remains a concept which is inadequately theorised, being closely linked to other concepts such as dignity, shame, pride, autonomy and security. Most usually self-respect is considered to be just the self-reflection of the respect we receive from others. In this paper I argue that self-respect consists of both a self-evaluative and a social reflexive element. Using Darwall’s distinction between two types of respect as a building block, I argue that it is worth considering self-respect as having three dimensions. Broadly these are human recognition, status recognition and appraisal.
||Special issue of journal, on 'respect'. Guest edited by David Middleton.
||Darwall; dignity; justice; pride; respect; self-respect; shame
||Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
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