Phil Hutchinson/ Vasudevi Reddy/ Jonathan Webber/ Kristina Musholt

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Thursday 21 February 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 

Phil Hutchinson, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Vasudevi Reddy, Professor of Developmental and Cultural Psychology, Centre for Situated Action and Communication, University of Portsmouth

Jonathan Webber, Reader in Philosophy, Cardiff University

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

Shame is often depicted as playing a socially negative role. But might it also play an important positive role in our moral psychology, and for a flourishing political community? Is shame a source of self-knowledge, and a spur to transformative action, as Sartre and Beauvoir suggest? How important are other people to one’s feeling of shame? And how should we think about the developmental origins of shame?