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Hard feelings : the moral psychology of contempt

Author: Macalester Bell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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"Using a wide variety of examples, Bell provides an account of the nature of contempt and its virtues and vices. While some insist that contempt is always unfitting because of its globalism, Bell argues that this objection mischaracterizes the assessments of persons that are at the heart of contempt. Contempt is, in some cases, the best way of responding to arrogance, hypocrisy, and other vices of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Macalester Bell
ISBN: 9780199794140 0199794146
OCLC Number: 816498977
Description: xi, 292 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: the moral importance of contempt --
What is contempt? --
Contempt as a fitting globalist emotion --
Contempt and the vices of superiority --
The moral value of contempt --
Contempt, racism, and civility's limits --
Contempt, forgiveness, and reconciliation --
Conclusion: Contempt is not a thing to be despised."
Responsibility: Macalester Bell.
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Bell argues that contempt has an important role to play in confronting and addressing immorality, and in that respect is essential to moral relations. Her book is not just a defense of contempt, but  Read more...

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