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Pride and Humility

A New Interdisciplinary Analysis

  • Shawn R. Tucker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 209-213

About this book

Introduction

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.  

Keywords

Humility Pride Power Self esteem Self confidence

Authors and affiliations

  • Shawn R. Tucker
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  1. 1.Elon University, USAElonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59920-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59919-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59920-9
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