Shame and Contempt in Kant's Moral Theory

@article{Thomason2013ShameAC,
  title={Shame and Contempt in Kant's Moral Theory},
  author={Krista Thomason},
  journal={Kantian Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={221 - 240}
}
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 and contempt are attitudes that protect our love of honour, or the esteem we have for ourselves as moral persons. The question arises: how are these attitudes compatible with Kant's claim that all persons deserve respect? I argue that the proper object of shame and contempt is not the humanity within a… Expand
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