Part 4.2: Self-Respect and Autonomy

21 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2008 Last revised: 17 Feb 2009

Date Written: 1989


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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meyers, diana, Part 4.2: Self-Respect and Autonomy (1989). Available at SSRN: or

Diana Meyers (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut ( email )

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