On Shame

Forum for European Philosophy Consilience Panel Discussion 

Date: Thursday 21 February 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Dr Phil Hutchinson, Professor Vasudevi Reddy, Dr Jonathan Webber  
Chair: Kristina Musholt

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?

Phil Hutchinson is senior lecturer in philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Vasudevi Reddy is professor of developmental and cultural psychology at the University of Portsmouth.

Jonathan Webber is reader in philosophy at Cardiff University.

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