Nicholas Wolterstorff Quote

Disrespect, and thereby also wronging, is determined, on the one hand, by the actual worth of the recipient, not by what agent or recipient happens to believe to be that worth; and on the other hand, by whether or not the respect-disrespect import of the action is such as to befit a person of this worth, not by whether the agent or recipient believes it does, or by whether the agent’s actions express his feelings of disrespect.

– Nicholas Wolterstorff, Justice: Rights and Wrongs, 299.


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