By Henry Richardson, Paul Weithman

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Now the distinction between self-respect and self-esteem, while often overlooked by philosophers, is one which psychologists frequently make and which, to some extent, is reflected in ordinary discourse. 3 For instance, the distinguishing characteristic of an uncle tom, or servile persons generally, is said to be a lack of self-respect, and not self-esteem. " To be noted, also, is that we can esteem persons only for (what we take to be) their accomplishments or abilities. There is no such thing as esteeming a person just because he or she is a person.

24-27. 22. a. revteW of the literature reveals. One often finds in the writings of those offering usc · · defimuons of shame . of one or the oth er o£ th ese emouons as analogues, someumes e;:an as a senmc emo~n of which shame is defined as a specific type. ; 0~ or sorrow see Hobbes (Ltviathan chap. 6) and Descanes (pt. assage is equivocal since he also says there that shame is a species r od oPla~m • Eulll aty). _ ... ,. holo -r 0 of 5ex, 2 vols. 3d ed. (New York· Random House. 1 • P· 36• n.

27. See Rawls, p. 484; Lynd, pp. 50-51; and Richards, p. 256. za But s~h an explanation would not be adequate, for it fails to explain acts of_conce f ~ent . ears as expressions of s arne. 1nstea , 1t ta :es e associated with shame. And the same objection would hold for any explanation one constructed from materials found outside the cha~cter­ ization. The characterization, in other words, is unable to explam •. as expressions of shame, these acts. And this should tell us that somethmg has gone wrong.

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