Respect is the recognition of the interests and feelings of others in a relationship. Although the term is commonly used in the field of interpersonal relationships also applies to relations between groups of people, countries and organizations of various kinds.
It's not just the consideration or deference, but implies a real interest, not selfish on the other beyond the explicit obligations that may exist.
Another important form of this concept is to respect oneself. There is broad consensus among thinkers in that this demonstration of respect is an essential skill for living life in a satisfactory and meaningful. It is also vital for social life we lead. For all this, us respect ourselves and others.
One of the most influential philosophers has had on the concept of respect in the world of academia has been Immanuel Kant