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On Guilt


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Speaker(s): Professor Robert Eaglestone, Dr Edward Harcourt
Chair: Dr Kristina Musholt

Recorded on 8 May 2012 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

What, if anything, is common to moral guilt, guilt at breaking a diet, survivor guilt, and collective guilt? Do phenomenologies of guilt vary according to culture or upbringing? Is guilt an "advanced" moral emotion or a primitive one?

Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Edward Harcourt is University Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford.

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