Self Respect

Self Respect

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  • Date Submitted: 05/02/2009 10:49 AM
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A strong and confident self-respect is vital to the ability to live a satisfying, meaningful, flourishing life (1).
Self-respect is not chiefly a matter of an individual’s psychological health; it is something of profound moral importance (2).

Self-respect sense of one’s own worth

Dillon self-respect includes emotionality (one must feel a sense of worth)

She asserts that the traditional discussion of self-respect is faulty; it is not necessarily a thing that can be narrowly defined. Rather, it is a “complex of multiply layered and interpenetrating phenomena that compose a certain way of being in the world, a way of being whose core is a deep appreciation of one’s morally significant worth” (228).

Evaluative self-respect is based on normative self conception: the view one has of the sort of person one ought to be or that it would be good to be, and of the kind of life a person should live (231).

from Hypatia, p. 55:
To have recognition self-respect is to understand oneself, to be a person with the same intrinsic value and standing in the moral community as every other person and unconditionally owed the equal recognition respect of all persons. In particular, self-respecting persons are those who understand that they have certain basic rights simply in virtue of being persons, who properly value those rights, and who expect others to respect their rights and to treat them in a manner that acknowledges their dignity as persons.

Power of emotional dimensions of being toward and with oneself with regard to self worth (it is important to recognize the power of emotions that affect the quality and shape of our lives in ways that our explicit beliefs and judgments do not).

Intellectual understanding involves having beliefs which one has reason to accept as true, then coming by inference to have other beliefs which once takes to be true in virtue of their logical relation to warranted beliefs, where the...

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