Aidos: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in by Douglas L. Cairns

By Douglas L. Cairns

This can be the 1st examine in English to check essentially the most an important phrases in Greek moral and social discourse, aidos, inside of quite a lot of Greek literature. regularly rendered "shame," "modesty," or "respect," aidos is among the such a lot elusive and hard Greek phrases to translate. Dr. Cairns discusses the character and alertness of aidos and different appropriate phrases in a couple of authors; with specific emphasis on their manifestations in epic, tragedy, and philosophy. He indicates that the essence of the concept that is to be present in its courting with Greek values of honor, within which context it could actually realize and reply to the honour of either the self and others. It therefore contains either self- and different- relating to habit, aggressive and cooperative values.

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