chapter  5
RESPECT: Attentiveness and Honesty
Pages 15

Th is chapter begins by unravelling some of the semantic strands associated with the notion of respect: status, prestige, recognition, honour, dignity, and the like. It draws a distinction between self-respect and mutual respect and argues that the notion of recognition is crucial in ensuring that self-respect is not achieved at the expense of mutual respect. With regard to the various activities associated with the fi eld of academic practice, the recognition of equal worth involves a disposition towards attentiveness and honesty, which are discussed as two of the prime virtues of respect. As in the previous chapter, the argument concludes with the claim that the integrity of academic practice — the relation between teaching, research and scholarship, and collegiality — is a matter of moral orientation: in this case an orientation, as teachers, researchers and scholars, and colleagues, towards the virtues of attentiveness and honesty.