David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Psychology 13 (4):523 – 540 (2000)
That an intimate connection exists between the notion of human dignity and the notion of humiliation seems to be a commonplace among philosophers, who tend to assume that humiliation should be explained in terms of (violation of) human dignity. I believe, however, that this assumption leads to an understanding of humiliation that is too "philosophical" and too detached from psychological reality. The purpose of the paper is to modify the above connection and to offer a more "down to earth" account of humiliation that does not depend on metaphysical or axiological questions concerning the unique dignity enjoyed by all human beings qua human beings. The paper argues for a subjective-psychological notion of self-respect in the explication of humiliation, instead of an objective-normative one. To be humiliated means to suffer an actual threat to or fall in one's self-respect.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Thomas Nagel (1979/2012). Mortal Questions. Cambridge University Press.
Robert Nozick (1974). Anarchy, State and Utopia. Basic Books.
Martha Nussbaum (1994). The Therapy of Desire. Princeton University Press.
Gabriele Taylor (1985). Pride, Shame, and Guilt: Emotions of Self-Assessment. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
Kathleen Galvin & Les Todres (2015). Dignity as Honour-Wound: An Experiential and Relational View. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 21 (3):410-418.
Remy Debes (2009). Dignity's Gauntlet. Philosophical Perspectives 23 (1):45-78.
Tatjana Hörnle (2009). Shooting Down a Hijacked Plane—The German Discussion and Beyond. Criminal Law and Philosophy 3 (2):111-131.
Colin Bird (2010). Self-Respect and the Respect of Others. European Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):17-40.
Jason Taylor & Christopher Johnson (2014). Virtuous Victory: Running Up the Score and the Anti-Blowout Thesis. Philosophical Explorations 41 (2):247-266.
Similar books and articles
Shaoping Gan (2009). Human Dignity as a Right. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):370-384.
Andrew Edgar (2003). Velázquez and the Representation of Dignity. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 6 (2):111-121.
Joan F. Goodman (2010). Respect-Due and Respect-Earned: Negotiating Student-Teacher Relationships. Ethics and Education 4 (1):3-17.
Doris Schroeder (2012). Human Rights and Human Dignity. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15 (3):323-335.
David Badcott (2003). The Basis and Relevance of Emotional Dignity. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 6 (2):123-131.
Paul Saurette (2002). Kant's Culture of Humiliation: Politics and Ethical Cultivation. Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 (1):59-90.
Lennart Nordenfelt (2004). The Varieties of Dignity. Health Care Analysis 12 (2):69-81.
David Luban (2009). Human Dignity, Humiliation, and Torture. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (3):pp. 211-230.
Andrew Edgar (2004). A Response to Nordenfelt's “The Varieties of Dignity”. Health Care Analysis 12 (2):83-89.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads72 ( #58,576 of 1,796,210 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #468,533 of 1,796,210 )
How can I increase my downloads?