Part 4.2: Self-Respect and Autonomy

Diana Tietjens Meyers

University of Connecticut


Part IV. Section 2. Self-Respect and Autonomy:

Meyers's discussion of self-respect takes into account work by Stephen Darwall, Thomas Hill, Jr., and Stephen Massey and proposes a unified triadic account that undermines the distinction between self-respect and self-esteem. After distinguishing compromised respect from unqualified respect, she shows why self-respect is both required for and a product of exercising autonomy competency.

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Date posted: December 31, 2008 ; Last revised: February 17, 2009

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Meyers, Diana Tietjens, Part 4.2: Self-Respect and Autonomy (1989). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1321796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1321796

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Diana Tietjens Meyers (Contact Author)
University of Connecticut ( email )
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4098
Storrs, CT 06269-4098
United States
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