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References and further reading

  • Boxill, B. (1976) ‘Self-Respect and Protest’, Philosophy & Public Affairs 6: 58–69.

    (Argues that those whose self-respect is at risk must protest against injustices done to them in order to be confident that they are self-respecting.)

  • Dillon, R. (1992a) ‘How to Lose Your Self-Respect’, American Philosophical Quarterly 29: 125–139.

    (Explains the distinction between ‘evaluative’ and ‘recognition’ self-respect and identifies a variety of failures of self-respect.)

  • Dillon, R. (1992b) ‘Toward a Feminist Theory of Self-Respect’, Hypatia 7: 52–69.

    (A feminist evaluation of traditional conceptions of self-respect.)

  • Hill, T.E., Jr. (1973) ‘Servility and Self-Respect’, Monist 57: 12–27.

    (Extensively anthologized discussion of the concept of self-respect from a Kantian perspective.)

  • Kant, I. (1785) Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten, trans. with notes by H.J. Paton, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (originally The Moral Law), London: Hutchinson, 1948; repr. New York: Harper & Row, 1964.

    (Develops an ethical theory centred around a principle of morality that emphasizes the absolute worth of rational agents.)

  • Hill, T.E., Jr. (1797) Die Metaphysik der Sitten, trans. M.J. Gregor, The Metaphysics of Morals, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

    (Presents the various duties, including the duty of self-respect, which are derived from the supreme principle of morality established in Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals.)

  • Massey, S. (1983) ‘Is Self-Respect a Moral or a Psychological Concept?’, Ethics 93: 246–261.

    (Offers a distinction between ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ conceptions of self-respect and endorses the latter.)

  • Mohr, R. (1988) ‘Dignity vs. Politics: Strategy When Justice Fails’, in Gays/Justice: A Study of Ethics Society and Law, New York: Columbia University Press: 315–317.

    (Argues that the gay and lesbian rights movement ought to adopt strategies that promote the dignity and self-respect of gays and lesbians.)

  • Rawls, J. (1971) A Theory of Justice, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Presents a theory of distributive justice according to which self-respect is a prominent social good.)

  • Thomas, L. (1978) ‘Rawlsian Self-Respect and the Black Consciousness Movement’, Philosophical Forum 9: 303–314.

    (Argues that the black consciousness movement was in part a call for African-Americans to respect themselves as persons.)

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