Feeling Ashamed of Myself Because of You

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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
ISBN (Print)9780262035552
ISBN (Electronic)9780262337120
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

    Research areas

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

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