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The Philosophy of (Im)politeness

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  • Covers the social, normative, emotional, and moral dimensions of (im)politeness from a philosophical perspective

  • Contributes to current hot topics and key issues within (im)politeness studies

  • Advances human understanding of (im)politeness as essential to sociality, interaction, and existence

Part of the book series: Advances in (Im)politeness Studies (AIMS)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Social (Im)politeness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Politeness as Social Artistry

      • Stephanie Adair
      Pages 33-53
    3. The Social and Epistemic Benefits of Polite Conversations

      • Andrea Polonioli, Lisa Bortolotti
      Pages 55-71
  3. Normative (Im)politeness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-73
    2. Polite Strangers and ‘Rude’ Friends

      • Diane Jeske
      Pages 75-92
  4. Emotional (Im)politeness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113
    2. The Epistemic Value of Politeness as a Virtue

      • Aleksandar Fatić
      Pages 115-136
    3. The Value of Politeness in Romantic Love

      • Aaron Ben-Ze’ev, Mollie Teitelbaum
      Pages 137-153
  5. Moral (Im)politeness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 155-155
    2. (Im)politeness and the Human Subject

      • Marina Sbisà
      Pages 157-177
    3. Politeness and Pietas as Annexed to the Virtue of Justice

      • T. Brian Mooney, Damini Roy
      Pages 179-195
    4. Politeness and Aristotle’s Account of Virtue

      • Stephen Leighton
      Pages 197-211
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 253-259

About this book

This book explores what new light philosophical approaches shed on a deeper understanding of (im)politeness. There have been numerous studies on linguistic (im)politeness, however, little attention has been paid to its philosophical underpinnings. This book opens new avenues for both (im)politeness and philosophy.  It contributes to a fruitful dialogue among philosophy, pragmatics, and sociology.  This volume appeals to students and researchers in these fields.

Keywords

  • Impoliteness and the human subject
  • Approaching (im)politeness philosophically
  • Politeness as a social artistry
  • Politeness, emotion and Aristotlean virtue
  • Mobile (im)politeness: The view from pragmatics
  • The hermeneutics of (im)politeness

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of English Studies, Zhejiang International Studies University, Hangzhou, China

    Chaoqun Xie

About the editor

Chaoqun Xie is a professor at the School of English Studies, Zhejiang International Studies University, China. Internet pragmatics and (im)politeness are his current primary scholarly interests. His recent edited volumes include (Im)politeness and Moral Order in Online Interactions (John Benjamins, 2020), originally published as special issue of Internet Pragmatics 1:2 (2018), and Approaches to Internet Pragmatics: Theory and Practice (co-edited with Francisco Yus and Hartmut Haberland, John Benjamins, 2021). 

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eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-81592-9
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)