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Three types of self-respect

Middleton, David (2006). Three types of self-respect. Res Publica, 12(1) pp. 59–76.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11158-006-0006-4
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Abstract

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.
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Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1356-4765
Extra Information: Special issue of journal, on 'respect'. Guest edited by David Middleton.
Keywords: Darwall; dignity; justice; pride; respect; self-respect; shame
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Item ID: 3133
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3133
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