In this article I argue that “civility” lies at the foundation of ethics. Ethics is relationship permeated and finds meaning in civil behavior by acknowledging the dignity and importance of others. Civility lifts personal narcissism from the boundary of the self outward to other human beings.
Hester, Joseph P.
"Ethical Foundations Revisited,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 16
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol16/iss2/10