Stephen Darwall

Respect, Concern, and Membership

What attitudes and feelings mediate relations between members of a good and just society? Or to put roughly the same question in different terms, what is it to regard oneself and others as members of such a social order? In what follows, I want to consider the differences between different “relating” attitudes, as we might call them, in particular, between mutual concern or benevolence, respect of two different varieties (which I will be calling honor respect and second-personal respect, respectively), and viewing someone as a fellow member or citizen. I want to reflect on the differences between these attitudes and between the different kinds of social order they mediate. As we shall see, attitudes ...

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