Robert Eaglestone/ Edward Harcourt

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Tuesday 8 May 2012, 6.30-8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Robert Eaglestone, Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London and Series Editor, Routledge Critical Thinkers

Edward Harcourt, University Lecturer in Philosophy, Oxford University and Fellow of Keble College

Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Is guilt one emotion or many? In exploring this question, topics addressed included the relationship between different kinds of guilt (e.g. moral guilt, guilt at breaking a diet, survivor guilt and collective guilt); the experience of guilt in relation to cultural and religious background; and the place of guilt in ‘developed’ and ‘primitive’ moral consciousness.