Year of Publication

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Arts and Sciences

Department

Philosophy

First Advisor

Dr. David Bradshaw

Abstract

In A Theory of Justice, John Rawls names two conditions as necessary and sufficient for an agent to have self-respect. I argue that Rawls’s two conditions constitute an inadequate understanding of self-respect. Contrary to Rawls, I argue that self-respect requires moral desert, and that self-respect is a distinct concept from self-esteem.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.13023/ETD.2016.171

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