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Single Idea 7809

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / e. Honour]

Full Idea

An honour code is one in which the greatest punishment is shame, and in which revenge is a duty.

Gist of Idea

In an honour code shame is the supreme punishment, and revenge is a duty


A.C. Grayling (What is Good? [2003], Ch.2)

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'What is Good? The Best Way to Live' [Phoenix 2003], p.18

A Reaction

Is this really what Nietzsche wanted to revive? Shame isn't a private matter - it needs solidarity of values in the community, and contempt for dishonour, so that it becomes everyone's worst fear.