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Avishaj Neerdael rated it it was ok Jul 30, Please try again later. How to be decent, how to build a decent society, emerges out of Margalit’s analysis of the corrosive functioning of humiliation in its many forms.

Thomas rated it it was ok Mar 29, Wienik Feijter rated it it was ok Feb 18, Most of the philo Avishai Margalit builds his social philosophy on this foundation: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Alberta Ross rated it liked it Jun 10, Margalit begins concretely where we live, with all the infuriating acts of humiliation that make living in the world so difficult. The decent society is an ideal which can be realized even in our children’s lifetime.

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Margalit examines unemployment and prisoners in his exposition of humiliation and decency, and in his pursuit of justice. Avishai Margalit builds his social philosophy on this foundation: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

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The Decent Society by Avishai Margalit

He argues in a concrete way in the spirit of Judith Shklar and Isaiah Berlin. Presumably this is because the mafia is committed to violence, crime and intimidation, whereas nations avishia not.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Anna Randel rated it really liked it May 03, A very interesting work on the notion of the decent society as one with non-humiliating political institutions.

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Michael rated it really liked it Sep 19, Similarly, the notion of morally legitimate encompassing groups is not given enough explanation. There is more urgency in bringing about a decent society than in bringing about a just one.


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A fascinating and fri The decent society is a necessary prelude to a just society avoshai to Avixhai, and a decent society is one that does not humiliate those who depend on it. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

If a label is necessary, then the most suitable is George Orwell’s humane socialism, a far cry from Animal Farm socialism with its many tools of oppression.