Reasonable Self-Esteem [Book Review]

Dialogue 37 (4):822-825 (1998)

In this book, Richard Keshen focuses on a moral ideal of reasonable self-esteem. The person who values reasonableness will evaluate herself and others in ways that conform to a set of critical standards of reasonableness. Conformity to these standards, Keshen argues, brings about a tendency to develop certain personality traits and reject others. The traits adopted and cultivated are ones which are beneficial to the person, and conducive to positive feelings of self-esteem. Thus, the person who begins with a commitment to reasonableness is likely to have a life that is desirable and rewarding.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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ISBN(s) 0012-2173
DOI 10.1017/s0012217300009902
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