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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.

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Amira De rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Presumably this is because the mafia is committed to violence, crime and intimidation, whereas nations are not. This is a thoroughly argued and, what is much more, a deeply felt book that springs from Margalit’s experience at the borderlands of conflicts between Eastern Europeans and Westerners, between Palestinians and Israelis.

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.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Paperbackpages. We should get rid of cruelty first, advocated Judith Shklar. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The Decent Society

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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.

Please try again later. A very interesting ddcente on the notion of the decent society as one with non-humiliating political institutions. Andrana Fox rated it it was amazing Jun 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Shishene rated it liked it Apr 13, Margalit can’t be earmarked as liberal or conservative.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I happen to agree with this understanding of the morally legitimate, but it needs to be defended rather than assumed.

Margalit examines unemployment and prisoners in his exposition of humiliation and decency, and in his pursuit of justice. Will rated it liked it Jan 14, If you decentf a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Ece Tekbulut rated it liked it Feb 13, Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Books by Avishai Margalit. If a label is necessary, then the most suitable is George Orwell’s humane socialism, a far cry from Animal Farm socialism with its deecente tools of oppression.

Return to Book Page. 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. He argues in a concrete way in the spirit of Judith Shklar and Isaiah Berlin. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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