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Shame, Violence, And Morality
Shame is most frequently defined as the emotion we feel when we fail to live up to standards, norms, or ideals. I argue that this definition is flawed because it cannot explain some of the mostExpand
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Shame and Contempt in Kant's Moral Theory
Abstract Attitudes like shame and contempt seem to be at odds with basic tenets of Kantian moral theory. I argue on the contrary that both attitudes play a central role in Kantian morality. Shame andExpand
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Transitional Justice As Structural Justice
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A Good Enough Heart: Kant and the Cultivation of Emotions
Abstract One way of understanding Kant’s views about moral emotions is the cultivation view. On this view, emotions play a role in Kantian morality provided they are properly cultivated. I evince aExpand
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Forgiveness or Fairness?
Abstract Several philosophers who argue that forgiveness is an important virtue also wish to maintain the moral value of retributive emotions that forgiveness is meant to overcome. As such, theseExpand
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Wild chimeras: Enthusiasm and intellectual virtue in Kant
Correspondence Krista K. Thomason, Department of Philosophy, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA 19081. Email: kthomas2@swarthmore.edu Abstract Kant typically is not identified withExpand
The Moral Value Of Envy
It is common to think that we would be morally better people if we never felt envy. Recently, some philosophers have rejected this conclusion by arguing that envy can often be directed towardExpand
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