Notes on the sociology of courage.

The initial approach should be a pretheoretical examination of courage: its definition, how it is employed in a religious, moral, cultural and social context. The next step is to illustrate how these fields interact with one another. This will lead to isolating the social dimension. Courage, (or bravery, most likely an etymology will be required) could be interpreted as capital in terms of social or moral capital, that is accumulated in specific social situations that calls for a degree of courage to be enacted at the appropriate time. When are those times? Why are these situations, or moments, considered to be appropriate? When is courage not required? This discussion will dovetail into social (or civil) courage. To be civil, to be a citizen, to have responsibility, to be responsible, in lieu of possessing civil rights. Why is cowardice considered a "death?"

(Transcribed from dead tree notebook)


Robin said...

Does "dead tree notebook" mean actual paper?

Jay said...