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Modern honor : a philosophical defense

Author: Anthony Cunningham
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory, 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor's rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor's influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be compatible with social ideals like liberty, equality, and fraternity. Cunningham details a conception of honor that can do  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Cunningham
ISBN: 9780415823845 0415823846 9780203524503 0203524500
OCLC Number: 816564524
Description: 188 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The wrath of Achilles --
Honor stories --
Honor's demise --
Is honor inevitably flawed? --
Modern honor: character --
Modern honor: relating and doing --
Shameless morality --
Whose honor? --
Final thoughts.
Series Title: Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory, 22.
Responsibility: Anthony Cunningham.

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This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor's rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor's influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be compatible with social ideals like liberty, equality, and fraternity. Cunningham details a conception of honor that can do justice to these ideals. This vision revolves around three elements--character (being), relationships (relating), and activities and accomplishment (doing). Taken together, these elements articulate a shared aspiration for excellence. We can turn the tables on traditional ills of honor--serious problems of gender, race, and class--by forging a vision of honor that rejects lives predicated on power and oppression.

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