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The Decent Society

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PAPERBACK

$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674194373

Publication Date: 01/13/1998

Short

318 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

World

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Concept of Humiliation
    • Humiliation
    • Rights
    • Honor
  • 2. The Grounds of Respect
    • Justifying Respect
    • The Skeptical Solution
    • Being Beastly to Humans
  • 3. Decency as a Social Concept
    • The Paradox of Humiliation
    • Rejection
    • Citizenship
    • Culture
  • 4. Putting Social Institutions to the Test
    • Snobbery
    • Privacy
    • Bureaucracy
    • The Welfare Society
    • Unemployment
    • Punishment
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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