[LMB] AKICOTL--ON topic: source for Aral's honor/reputation line?

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Fri Apr 3 00:34:45 BST 2009


On Apr 2, 2009, at 7:00 AM, Ed Burkhead wrote:
> I think that Aral's definition of honor versus reputation is a  
> semantic
> assignment, trying to make rational use of words treated with  
> overlapping
> and contradictory use by most people.
>
> I haven't found any philosophical or dictionary discrimination like  
> Aral's.
> I think it may be original with Lois or brought to us from her life
> experience.
>
> But, Lois's/Aral's definitions of the words provide a useful  
> discrimination
> on which to base one's life and behavior.
>
> For philosophical online links to a similar discussion of honor versus
> reputation, here's what I found in the time available:
> http://www.democratdad.com/my_weblog/2007/10/integrity.html
>
> http://www.diclib.com/cgi-bin/d1.cgi?l=en&base=en_law&page=showid&id=1998
>
> Not much, I'm afraid.


Thanks!  I've passed your suggestions on to my friend.

I did find this possible antecedent:

> Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness  
> that we deserve them.  ~Aristotle
>
> from http://www.quotegarden.com/integrity.html

Is anyone else aware of similar pre-Milton sentiments?  Or the context  
of Aristotle's remark?

Katherine




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