Phil Hutchinson/ Vasudevi Reddy/ Jonathan Webber
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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?
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor of Developmental and Cultural Psychology, University of Portsmouth
Reader in Philosophy, Cardiff University
Fellow in Philosophy, LSE & Deputy Director of the Forum for Philosophy
Recorded on 21 February 2013 at the LSE