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In Defense of Shame: The Faces of an Emotion

Julien Deonna, Raffaele Rodogno, and Fabrice Teroni


Is shame social? Is it superficial? Is it a morally problematic emotion? Researchers in disciplines as different as psychology, philosophy, and anthropology have thought so. But what is the nature of shame and why are claims regarding its social nature and moral standing interesting and important? Do they tell us anything worthwhile about the value of shame and its potential legal and political applications? In this book, the authors propose an original philosophical account of shame aimed at answering these questions. The book begins with a detailed examination of the evidence and arguments t ... More

Keywords: emotion, shame, morality, self, philosophy, psychology, legal studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199793532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julien Deonna, author
University of Geneva

Raffaele Rodogno, author
Aarhus University, Denmark

Fabrice Teroni, author
University of Geneva

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