chapter  6
AUTHENTICITY: Courage and Compassion
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Th e dispositions of truthfulness and respect, which we have explored in the previous two chapters, and of authenticity, which is the subject of this chapter, point towards both the self and the other. Th e particular virtues highlighted in respect of these dispositions are indicative of these distinct orientations: accuracy (with regard to truthfulness) and attentiveness (with regard to respect) infl ect towards the self-as-agent; sincerity (with regard to truthfulness) and honesty (with regard to respect) infl ect towards the other-as-agent. Th is chapter, which focuses on the disposition towards authenticity, is similarly oriented towards the self-as-agent, in respect of the virtue of courage, and towards the other-as-agent, in respect of the virtue of compassion. Courage and compassion, I argue, are key components of the disposition towards authenticity.