Robert Eaglestone/ Edward Harcourt
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.