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ORDINARY VICES by Judith N. Shklar. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press , Pp. This handsomely produced book is not quite as satisfying to. The seven deadly sins of Christianity represent the abysses of character, whereas Shklar’s “ordinary vices”–cruelty, hypocrisy, snobbery, betrayal, and. Judith Shklar’s Ordinary Vices is a wise, clever, thoughtful book about the danger and the value of various personal vices – cruelty, hypocrisy.

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Ordinary Vices by Judith N. Shklar

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Paul rated it really judth it Aug 06, Engineers and Active Responsibility. The thing to remember is that while an English snob is often imagined as self-abasing, an American one is always imagined as snooty.

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She uses a wide range of writers, but her book gives far more than a well-written set of reflections on what has been thought about these bad characteristics.

Nick Geiser rated it really liked it Dec 01, Ike Sharpless rated it really liked it Feb 16, The seven deadly sins of Christianity represent the abysses of character, whereas Shklar’s “ordinary vices”–cruelty, hypocrisy, snobbery, betrayal, and misanthropy–are merely treacherous shoals, flawing our characters with mean-spiritedness and inhumanity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wayne Thompson rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Machiavelli and shklwr Standard Dirty Hands Thesis.

A classic English snob would not, if encountered in America, be likely to be called a snob at all. It also explains and in a fairly unassertive style defends a certain view of society and politics, a liberal view, in terms of which these vices can be ordered and understood. The trouble is even worse than he realises. Adam Kadlac – – Southern Journal of Philosophy 52 2: Added to PP index Total downloads 56of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 6 91, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Want to Read saving….


Chris rated it it was amazing May ordinarh, Cheyney rated it really liked it Aug 09, Peter Hadreas – – Journal of Business Ethics vies 4: You are not logged in If you have already registered please login here If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would shklr access to the entire online archive subscribe here Institutions or university library users please shlkar here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here.