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Hard Feelings The Moral Psychology of Contempt

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ISBN-10: 0199794146

ISBN-13: 9780199794140

Edition: 2013

Authors: Macalester Bell

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At a time when respect is widely touted as an attitude of central moral importance, contempt is often derided as a thoroughly nasty emotion inimical to the respect we owe all persons. But while contempt is regularly dismissed as completely disvaluable, ethicists have had very little to say about what contempt is or whether it deserves its ugly reputation. Macalester Bell argues that we must reconsider contempt's role in our moral lives. While contempt can be experienced in inapt and disvaluable ways, it may also be a perfectly appropriate response that provides the best way of answering a range of neglected faults.Using a wide variety of examples, Bell provides an account of the nature of…    
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.968