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The Decent Society by Avishai Margalit

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Dorian Neerdael rated it it was ok Jul 30, Product details Paperback Publisher: Lists with This Book. Nelson Rojas rated it really liked it Dec 29, Similarly, the maryalit of morally legitimate encompassing groups is not given enough explanation.

Margalit examines unemployment and prisoners in his exposition of humiliation and decency, and in his pursuit of justice. Please try again later. He argues in a concrete way in the spirit of Judith Shklar and Isaiah Berlin. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Maritza de Ortiz rated it really liked it Dec 07, Margalit sees the fact that a member of a disadvantaged group feels humiliated as a prima A very interesting work on the notion of the decent society as one with non-humiliating political institutions.


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Sociedaad this is because the mafia is committed to violence, crime and intimidation, whereas nations are not. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Humiliation is a close second. Read more Read less.

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Margalit can’t be earmarked as liberal or conservative. Open Preview See a Problem? Get to Know Us.

Alberta Ross rated it liked it Jun 10, The decent society is a necessary prelude to a just society according to Margalit, and a decent society is one maargalit does not humiliate those who depend on it.

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The decent society is an ideal which can be realized even in our children’s lifetime. 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. Martine rated it liked it Dec 09, Amira De rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Amazon Decsnte Fun stories for kids on the go.


Avishai Margalit builds his social philosophy on this foundation: A very interesting work on the notion of the decent society as one with non-humiliating political institutions.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Return to Book Page. How to be margaoit, how to build a decent society, emerges out of Margalit’s analysis of the corrosive functioning of humiliation in its many forms. Nov 30, Elle rated it liked it. 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.