Honor in the Modern World : Interdisciplinary Perspectives Hardback
Edited by Laurie M. Johnson, Dan Demetriou
Part of the Honor and Obligation in Liberal Society: Problems and Prospects series
After a century-long hiatus, honor is back. Academics, pundits, and everyday citizens alike are rediscovering the importance of this ancient and powerful human motive.
This volume brings together some of the foremost researchers of honor to debate honor's meaning and its compatibility with liberalism, democracy, and modernity.
Contributors-representing philosophy, sociology, political science, history, psychology, leadership studies, and military science-examine honor past to present, from masculine and feminine perspectives, and in North American, European, and African contexts.
Topics include the role of honor in the modern military, the effects of honor on our notions of the dignity and "purity" of women, honor as a quality of good statesmen and citizens, honor's role in international relations and community norms, and how honor's egalitarian and elitist aspects intersect with democratic and liberal regimes.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 326 pages
- Publisher: Lexington Books
- Publication Date: 03/08/2016
- Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
- ISBN: 9781498502610