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By Peter Olsthoorn

Argues for revitalizing where of honor in modern life.

during this historical past of the advance of rules of honor in Western philosophy, Peter Olsthoorn examines what honor is, how its that means has replaced, and no matter if it could actually nonetheless be of use. Political and ethical philosophers from Cicero to John Stuart Mill idea experience of honor and situation for our popularity might support us to figure out the right kind factor to do, and simply as vital, offer us with the much-needed rationale to do it. at the present time, open air of the army and a few different wallet of resistance, the suggestion of honor has turn into heavily outdated, whereas the time period itself has nearly disappeared from our ethical language. so much folks imagine that folks should do what's correct in keeping with a love for jus­tice instead of from a priority with how we're perceived by means of others. Wide-ranging and obtainable, the booklet explores the position of honor in no longer merely philosophy but additionally literature and battle to make the case that honor can nonetheless play a tremendous function in modern life.

“…a well timed philosophical exam of honor.” — CHOICE

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