Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

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"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." This schoolyard rhyme projects an invulnerability to verbal insults that sounds good but rings false. Indeed, the need for such a verse belies its own claims. For most of us, feeling insulted is a distressing-and distressingly common-experience. In Sticks and Stones , philosopher Jerome Neu probes the nature, purpose, and effects of insults, exploring how and why they humiliate, embarrass, infuriate, and wound us so deeply. What kind of injury is an ...

Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195388244

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Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195314311

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