Is "honor" a virtue? Or is it just one of those feel-good words that anyone can use to describe any action they think is praiseworthy? Is the concept a package deal? What is the objective meaning of the concept?
asked Feb 12 '12 at 00:14
Self-esteem, as his inviolate certainty that his mind is competent to think and his person is worthy of happiness, which means: is worthy of living.
A man of authentic self-esteem is going to have that manifest in the manner which he lives his life, or acts. Honor would be reflected as an integration of the manifestation of honesty, integrity, pride, independence along with other virtues that others would be able to identify, via observations concretized in such things as: "He is a man of his word." and "He treats others as they deserve to be treated.", etc.
Dishonor would have to be the converse, or the observation of a mans actions not being in alignment with the virtues of a rational man.
answered Feb 12 '12 at 13:04