Integrity and shame

Van Hooft, Stan 2007, Integrity and shame, Journal of interdisciplinary studies, vol. 19, no. 1-2, pp. 101-118.

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Title Integrity and shame
Author(s) Van Hooft, Stan
Journal name Journal of interdisciplinary studies
Volume number 19
Issue number 1-2
Start page 101
End page 118
Publisher Institute for Interdisciplinary Research
Place of publication Santa Monica, Calif.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0890-0132
Summary In a recent study, Damian Cox, Marguerite La Caze and Michael P. Levine argue for a complex conception of integrity. But they leave two questions unanswered. The first is whether integrity is of greater importance to the agent's own sense of themselves or whether it is a virtue that is of social significance. The bulk of the literature on this virtue stresses its existential import. However, considerable weight should be given to its social significance. It should be linked to the essentially social reaction of shame, as opposed to the existential and personal reaction of guilt. The second question is whether the virtue of integrity has been analysed in such general terms that no specific meaning can be given to the virtue. Being a person of integrity might just collapse into being a virtuous person. This essay offers a distinctive account of integrity by asking what it is to act from the virtue in particular contexts that require public trust.
Language eng
Field of Research 220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007805

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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