Pride and Humility

A New Interdisciplinary Analysis

Authors: Tucker, Shawn

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This interdisciplinary analysis presents an innovative examination of the nature of pride and humility, including all their slippery nuances and points of connection. By combining insights from visual art, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and psychology, this volume adapts a complementary rather than an oppositional approach to examine how pride and humility reinforce and inform one another. This method produces a robust, substantial, and meaningful description of these important concepts. The analysis takes into account key elements of pride and humility, including self-esteem and self-confidence, human interconnectedness, power’s function and limitations, and the role of fear. Shawn R. Tucker explores the many inflections of these terms, inflections that cast them by turns as positive or negative, emboldening or discouraging, and salubrious or vicious depending upon the context and manner in which they are used.   

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Shawn R. Tucker is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Elon University, USA. He is the author of The Virtues and Vices in the Arts: A Sourcebook. He also received a National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions grant to develop a course on pride, humility, and the good life.  

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“Shawn Tucker has written a lively and accessible meditation on humility, and his book explains why this description is not an oxymoron. His argument that humility is dedication, commitment, and submission moves beyond a simple pride/humility dichotomy. Tucker explains how humility is a virtue not of weakness or humiliation but of strength without hubris and moral and spiritual worth grounded in commitments greater than ourselves. This suggests that pride is the confidence that emerges from these commitments, which highlights the importance of choosing our commitments carefully.” (Brett G. Scharffs, Associate Dean and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School; Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University, USA )

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pride and Humility
Book Subtitle
A New Interdisciplinary Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59920-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59920-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59919-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95596-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 213
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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