Journal article

Unconditional respect for persons: A social psychological analysis

Mansur Laljee, Simon Laham, Tania Tam

Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO) | VS VERLAG SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN-GWV FACHVERLAGE GMBH | Published : 2007

Abstract

It has been suggested that unconditional respect for persons, i.e. respect that is due to everyone simply as a function of their being persons, is the most fundamental kind of respect. Showing unconditional respect towards someone involves recognizing their integrity as a person and their status as an autonomous rational actor. This idea is a cornerstone of much moral, social and political theory. While the idea implicitly underlies some contemporary psychological work on respect, for the most part this fundamental moral orientation has been neglected in psychology. The concept needs clear explication and measurement if its explanatory and predictive value is to be fully realised. This paper..

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