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Anger (Forum for Philosophy)
17 January, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Is anger sometimes a useful emotion? It is often suggested that we should try to suppress our anger. Perhaps passion is a virtue, but anger is simply unproductive. But might anger be useful for achieving positive social change? Can it help us make better moral judgments (or even form part of those judgements)? Can “good” anger be distinguished in a principled way from ‘bad’ anger? How do different schools of thought answer these questions?
Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke University Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University
Céline Leboeuf, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University
Emily McRae, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico
Jesse J Prinz, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Ella Whiteley, Fellow in Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science