What is honor? : a question of moral imperatives / Alexander Welsh.

"In this book Alexander Welsh considers the history and meaning of honor and dismisses the idea that we live in a post-honor culture. He notes that we have words other than honor, such as respect, self-respect, and personal identity, that show we do indeed care deeply continuing process of resp...

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Main Author: Welsh, Alexander (Author)
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008]
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Summary:"In this book Alexander Welsh considers the history and meaning of honor and dismisses the idea that we live in a post-honor culture. He notes that we have words other than honor, such as respect, self-respect, and personal identity, that show we do indeed care deeply continuing process of respect that continuing process of respect that motivates or constrains members of a peer group. Honor's dictates function as moral imperatives." "Surprisingly, little systematic study of the history of honor in Western culture has been attempted. Offering a welcome remedy, Welsh provides a genealogy of approaches to the subject, mining some of the most influential texts of the Western tradition."--Jacket
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxii, 228 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222) and index.
ISBN:9780300148305
0300148305
9781282353466
1282353462
9786612353468
6612353465
Language:English.