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
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008]
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Table of Contents:
  • On moralities of obedience and respect
  • Help from anthropology and psychology
  • Respect in the ethics of Aristotle
  • Cicero's mediation of the same
  • Shakespeare's recourse to Roman honor
  • His Antony, Cleopatra, and Coriolanus
  • Honor by that name in Mandeville and Montesquieu
  • Leveling down in Enlightenment fiction
  • Coming of age in neoclassical drama
  • And how Rousseau's Emile comes of age
  • Kant's engagement with honor
  • Parallels to Kant's moral philosophy
  • Respect and Adam Smith's impartial spectator
  • Adam Smith and recent social science
  • Coming to terms with honor in philosophy.