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A Response to Mark D. White’s “A Modest Comment on McMullin: A Kantian Account of Modesty”

McMullin, Irene (2015) 'A Response to Mark D. White’s “A Modest Comment on McMullin: A Kantian Account of Modesty”.' Journal of Philosophical Research, 40. pp. 7-11. ISSN 1053-8364

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Abstract

In response to Mark D. White's Kantian critique of my article "A Modest Proposal: Accounting for the Virtuousness of Modesty," I argue that invoking Kant's notions of dignity and respect in order to provide an egalitarian account of modesty brings with it conceptual commitments that are not always easy to reconcile with the moral phenomenology of that virtue. In light of this I question White's claim that a Kantian account of modesty offers a better explanation than the existential phenomenological approach that I endorse.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 16:50
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:52
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16168

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