The World's Oldest Virtue

Martin, Judith
May 1993
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1993, Issue 33, p22
Focuses on the rule of etiquette, which is considered to be the oldest social virtue and an indispensable partner of morality. Instances in which ignoring the etiquette rule is being justified by a moral perspective; Role of etiquette in establishing the principles of social virtue, as well as the rules, symbols and rituals of civilized life; Circumstance in which conflicts within etiquette itself may arise; Functions of the rule of etiquette.


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