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April 28th, 2020

From the vaults: Shame

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 28th, 2020

From the vaults: Shame

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

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?

 

Speakers
Phil Hutchinson
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Vasudevi Reddy
Professor of Developmental and Cultural Psychology, University of Portsmouth
Jonathan Webber
Reader in Philosophy, Cardiff University

Chair
Kristina Musholt
Fellow in Philosophy, LSE & Deputy Director of the Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on 21 February 2013 at the LSE

 

 

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Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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