Rouner, Leroy S., ed. Civility. Vol. XXI, Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2000.

Recognizing that civil behavior (including ordinary good manners) is an essential lubricant to social interaction and yet increasingly rare in society, this volume examines civility. In Part I, five essays provide different takes on the nature of civility. In Part II, opposing views are offered on the ethical staus of civility as well as whether we are losing our virtue. Two further essays consider whether civility as a form of tolerance should have its limits and how civility can serve families well in the midst of their inevitable stresses and conflicts. Finally, in Part III, four essays examine how various other cultures conceive civility.