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On Shame

Forum for European Philosophy Consilience Panel Discussion

Shame is often depicted as playing a socially negative role. But might it also play an important positive role in our moral psychology, and for a flourishing political community? Is shame a source of self-knowledge, and a spur to transformative action, as Sartre and Beauvoir suggest? How important are other people to one’s feeling of shame? And how should we think about the developmental origins of shame?

Kristina Musholt is a LSE Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy.

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Dr Kristina Musholt | talks
Dr Jonathan Webber | talks
Professor Vasudevi Reddy | talks
Dr Phil Hutchinson | talks


Date and Time:

21 February 2013 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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