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Feeling Ashamed of Myself Because of You

Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

Alba Montes Sanchez, Alessandro Salice

Within the literature, shame is generally described as a self-conscious emotion, meaning that shame is about the self that feels that emotion. But how can this account accommodate cases in which I feel ashamed of someone else? This paper pursues two goals. The first is to vindicate the phenomenological credentials of what might be called ‘hetero-induced shame’ and to resist possible attempts to reduce its specificity. The second goal is to show how the standard account of shame as self-directed can be made hospitable to cases of hetero-induced shame. We argue that a promising way to do this is by supplementing the standard account by a theory of group identification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbodiment, Enaction, and Culture : Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World
EditorsChristoph Durt, Thomas Fuchs, Christian Tewes
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
PublisherMIT Press
Publication dateApr 2017
Pages229-244
Chapter12
ISBN (print)9780262035552
ISBN (electronic)9780262337120
StatePublished - Apr 2017

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - group identification, group membership, self-conscious emotions, Shame, social self

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