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Self-respect and the Respect of Others

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This paper examines the claim that agents' self-respect depends on receiving appropriate respect from others. It concentrates on a particular version of the claim defended by Avishai Margalit. The paper argues that Margalit's arguments fail to explain why the rival stoic view, that agents ultimately retain responsibility for their own self-respect, is incorrect.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Politics, University of Virginia, USA, Email:

Publication date: 2010-03-01

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