Revista de Estudios Sociales
Print version ISSN 0123-885X
URIBE, Angela. A HUMILIATING SOCIETY: SLAVERY IN THE KINGDOM OF NEW GRANADA. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2007, n.26, pp. 138-145. ISSN 0123-885X.
Is humiliation a psychological or a philosophical concept? This article illustrates how trying to privilege either possible way to answer this question leads to diffi culties that 1) either limit the possibilities of recognizing humiliation as harmful, or 2) neglect the place for a third person in moral judgments about evil. Given that sometimes the place of this third person is represented in History, the article considers a series of facts to describe and judge the slave society of the New Kingdom of Granada as a humiliating society.
Keywords : Avishai Margalit; Daniel Statman; New Kingdom of Granada; slavery; humiliation.