Start your review of The Decent Society Write a review Jun 04, Graeme rated it really liked it A very interesting work on the notion of the decent society as one with non-humiliating political institutions. However, one weakness of the work is that humiliation is connected to being given a reason to feel ashamed of belonging to a morally legitimate encompassing group. Yet, the exact nature of what it means to be given a reason to feel humiliated, versus being caused to feel humiliated is a bit murky. Margalit sees the fact that a member of a disadvantaged group feels humiliated as a prima A very interesting work on the notion of the decent society as one with non-humiliating political institutions. Margalit sees the fact that a member of a disadvantaged group feels humiliated as a prima facie reason to think they had a reason to feel humiliated, but it is not clear what would constitute evidence that they did in fact not have a reason to feel humiliated, but were just overtly sensitive to criticism or negative images.
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Samugore No trivia or quizzes yet. Open Preview See a Problem? There is more urgency in bringing about a decent society than in bringing about a just one.
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Return to Book Page. However, one weakness of the work is mxrgalit humiliation is connected to being given a reason to feel ashamed of belonging to a morally legitimate encompassing group. Juan rated it really liked it Nov 01, This is a social philosophy that resists all those menacing labels that promote moral laziness, just as it urges us to get beyond the behavior that labels other human beings. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Showing of 1 reviews. Dayaa rated it liked it Feb 21, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
Jun 04, Graeme rated it really liked it. A fascinating and fri The decent society is a necessary prelude margaalit a just society according to Margalit, and a decent society is one that does not humiliate those who depend on it. English Choose a language for shopping. Avishai Margalit builds his social philosophy on this foundation: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Formats and Editions of The decent society  However, if this is the case, then the ethic of decency seems to presume a liberal understanding of the morally legitimate. Read more Read less. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Similarly, the notion of morally legitimate encompassing groups is not given enough explanation. Alberta Ross rated it liked it Jun 10, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
The Decent Society Refresh and try again. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Please try again later. Humiliation occurs when someone dependent on a state or a group is considered outside the boundary of concern, and treated as less than those who consider themselves members of that state or group.
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