Reasonable Self-Esteem: A Life of Meaning, Second Edition (Paperback)
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Reasonable Self-Esteem: A Life of Meaning, Second Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 03/05/2017
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For this new edition, Keshen has written an extensive introductory essay in which he explores the contrast between his philosophical approach to self-esteem and the approach of many psychologists. In this fascinating look at the philosophy of self-esteem, Richard Keshen develops and defends the idea of reasonable self-esteem -- a concept based on an ideal of reasonableness -- and argues that individuals who think of themselves in terms of this paradigm will lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Keshen presents a set of guidelines for analysing self-esteem and examines various factors that influence our self-esteem, such as other people's evaluations, comparisons with others, social relationships, and inherent qualities. He asserts that self-esteem not founded on individual achievement leads to a continual search for external supports and is easily shaken when such supports are not found. A key element of Keshen's argument is the ideal of egalitarian respect, and he shows how we can integrate this ideal into our lives. Reasonable Self-Esteem demonstrates the attraction of a life in which reasonableness is a central commitment. It will appeal to those with an interest in philosophy, ethics, and moral psychology and is essential reading for those concerned with self-esteem.

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773550711
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

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