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dc.contributor.authorLove, Christopher Williamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-27T08:00:22Z
dc.date.available2017-10-27T08:00:22Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-26en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:13115en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/79819
dc.description.abstractCivility has many critics. Some challenge its distinctness as a virtue, others its moral significance. In this essay, I attempt to meet both challenges by offering an account of civility that stands distinct from other concepts and holds great value, both intrinsically and instrumentally. I claim that we show civility toward others when we dispute their ideas in ways that respect those persons' intrinsic worth. My account pays particular attention to the connections between civility, clarity and reconciliation--connections that make civility vital for modern pluralistic societies. I then consider a recent alternative to this conception of civility advanced by Calhoun (2000), arguing that it secures distinctness at the cost of moral significance.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectcivilityen_US
dc.subjectdispute thesisen_US
dc.subjectdisplay thesisen_US
dc.subjectrespecten_US
dc.subjectintrinsic worthen_US
dc.subjectdialogueen_US
dc.subjectclarityen_US
dc.subjectreconciliationen_US
dc.subjectpluralismen_US
dc.subjectintentionen_US
dc.subjectbounds of civilityen_US
dc.titleCivility: Its Distinctness and Significanceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairWodak, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoehler, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKlagge, James C.en_US


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