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Respect economy[edit]

Respect economy
Activity: lecture, group work
Group size: unlimited
Preparation: handouts
Instructors: 1
Duration:  ?


Respect is not a scarce resource, the respect economy overemphasizes a certain scarcity that applies to respect in order to allow the participants to derive an advanced moral perspective towards respect.

Analyze reasons for respect

  • towards people in your social environment.
  • towards celebrities and other people known through the media.
  • towards people who don't belong to either group.

What are possible secondary effects of respect?


Analyze how respect can be shifted when people join or leave a group or place.

  • Can respect behave as a scarce resource?
  • Are there attitudes which amplify or diminish the effect?


  • Should respect be a scarce resource?
  • If respect can be a scarce resource sometimes what are desirable properties of that resource?
  • What are personality traits, attitudes or standards that should demand respect?
  • What are personality traits, attitudes or standards that actually gain your respect or that of others?
  • Can raising standards shift respect and does that mean higher standards could be seen to entail an obligation?
  • What obligation could that be?


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