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- DescriptionMany otherwise enlightened people often dismiss etiquette as a trivial subject or-worse yet-as thing but a disguise for moral hypocrisy or unjust social hierarchies. Such sentiments either mistakenly assume that most manners merely frame the real issues of any interpersonal exchange or are the ugly vestiges of outdated, unfair social arrangements. But in On Manners, Karen Stohr turns the tables on these easy prejudices, demonstrating that the scope of manners is much broader than most people realize and that manners lead directly to the roots of enduring ethical questions. Stohr suggests that though manners are mostly conventional, they are nevertheless authoritative insofar as they are a primary means by which we express moral attitudes and commitments and carry out important moral goals. Drawing primarily on Aristotle and Kant and with references to a wide range of cultural examples-from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm-the author ultimately concludes that good manners are essential to moral character.
- Author BiographyKaren Stohr is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., where she is also a Senior Research Scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
- Author(s)Karen Stohr
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication16/12/2011
- Series TitleThinking in Action
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight385 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine0 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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