By Shawn R. Tucker
This interdisciplinary research offers an leading edge exam of the character of delight and humility, together with all their slippery nuances and issues of connection. by means of combining insights from visible artwork, literature, philosophy, non secular reports, and psychology, this quantity adapts a complementary instead of an oppositional method of research how delight and humility make stronger and tell each other. this system produces a powerful, vast, and significant description of those very important thoughts. The research takes under consideration key components of delight and humility, together with vanity and self-confidence, human interconnectedness, power’s functionality and obstacles, and the position of worry. Shawn R. Tucker explores the numerous inflections of those phrases, inflections that solid them by way of turns as optimistic or unfavourable, emboldening or discouraging, and salubrious or vicious based upon the context and demeanour during which they're used.
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TUCKER autonomy which, to his good fortune, he is in part socialized to assume. ”38 What this “other” offers her is not just an escape from contingency, but also that which she experienced as a child: adult protection. ”39 This sense of place and protection combines with her vassalage to the lover/god whose perceived transcendence and relative autonomy endow his devotee with worth. Because the woman in love’s sense of worth, protection, and place are completely dependent upon him, she must, paradoxically, control the very god she worships.
The story itself tries to eliminate these possibilities, but like Fortune in The Prince or Priam in the Nicomachean Ethics, contingencies and reversals give the lie to the illusion of self-sufficiency. We can further summarize how The Prince and the Nicomachean Ethics function as cautionary tales with a return to the elements of pride and humility listed at the chapter’s outset. Fear and confidence are important in both texts. R. TUCKER esteemed and unambiguously high functioning statesman, who either has nothing to fear or who can overcome anything with proper preparation.
What about awards or recognitions? That also seems faulty, since the basis for those awards seems highly questionable. Oh, and are there parenting awards? Even activities that seem to have an outward and objective standard, like sports or work performance, are caught up in contingencies that at best muddy if not completely thwart any clear assessment of functionality. To give another example of how poorly functionality serves as a basis for measuring self-worth, consider the Marquis. Aristotle and others might point to the Marquis as one who functions highly in the art of statecraft.