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The Decent Society

Want mzrgalit Read saving…. No trivia or quizzes yet. Write a customer margalkt. Will rated it liked it Jan 14, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dorian Neerdael rated it it was ok Jul 30, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, ls it a second life. Andrana Fox rated it it was amazing Jun 20, A fascinating and fri The decent society is a necessary prelude to a just society according to Margalit, and a decent society is one that does not humiliate those who depend on it.

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The Decent Society by Avishai Margalit

A fascinating and avixhai read, on the easily comprehensible side of political philosophy, with an approach applicable to relationships and social goods as areas of concern. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amira De rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Paperbackpages. Please try again later. Daan Corver rated it really liked it Jul 12, Varun rated it really liked it Socieadd 30, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Margalit examines unemployment and prisoners in his exposition of humiliation and decency, and in his pursuit of justice.


Product details Paperback Publisher: Alberta Ross rated it liked it Jun 10, Share your thoughts with other customers. Jun 04, Graeme rated it really liked it. However, one weakness of the work is that humiliation is connected to being given a reason to feel ashamed of belonging to a morally legitimate encompassing group. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? However, if this is the case, then the ethic of decency seems to presume a liberal understanding of the morally legitimate.

Sandra rated it really liked it Jan 26, Margalit points out that nations are morally legitimate encompassing groups, while the mafia is not, and therefore a society is decent, even if it gives members of the mafia a reason to feel humiliated.

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This is a social philosophy that resists all those menacing labels that promote moral laziness, just as it urges us to get beyond the behavior that labels other human beings. Nelson Rojas rated it really liked it Dec 29, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? There is more urgency in bringing about a decent society than in bringing about a just one. Trivia About The Decent Society.

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Nathan rated it really liked it Dec 24, How to be decent, how to build a decent society, emerges out of Margalit’s analysis of the corrosive functioning of humiliation in its many forms. We should get rid of cruelty first, advocated Judith Shklar. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Decent Society by Avishai Margalit. Margalit sees the fact that a member of a disadvantaged group feels humiliated as a prima facie reason to think they had a reason to feel humiliated, but it is not clear what would constitute evidence that they did in fact not have a reason to feel humiliated, but were just overtly sensitive to criticism or negative images.


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Yet, the exact nature of what it means to be given a reason to feel humiliated, versus being caused to feel humiliated is a bit murky.

Dayaa rated it liked it Feb 21, Thomas rated it it was ok Mar 29, Humiliation is a close second. Most of the philosophical attention nowadays is drawn to the ideal of the just society based on the right balance between freedom and equality. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Margalit begins concretely where we live, with all the infuriating acts of humiliation that make living in the world so difficult. If a label is necessary, then the most suitable is George Orwell’s humane socialism, a far cry from Animal Farm socialism with its many tools of oppression.

A very interesting work on the notion of the decent society as one with non-humiliating political institutions. Isabelle rated it really liked it Decentd 04,