A Response to Mark D. White’s “A Modest Comment on McMullin: A Kantian Account of Modesty”

In response to Mark D. White's Kantian critique of my article "A Modest Proposal: Accounting for the Virtuousness of Modesty," I argue that invoking Kant's notions of dignity and respect in order to provide an egalitarian account of modesty brings with it conceptual commitments that are not always easy to reconcile with the moral phenomenology of that virtue. In light of this I question White's claim that a Kantian account of modesty offers a better explanation than the existential phenomenological approach that I endorse
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.5840/jpr2015102630
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