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Embodiment, Enaction, and CultureInvestigating the Constitution of the Shared World$
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Christoph Durt, Thomas Fuchs, and Christian Tewes

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035552

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.001.0001

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Feeling Ashamed of Myself Because of You

Feeling Ashamed of Myself Because of You

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(p.229) 12 Feeling Ashamed of Myself Because of You
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Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture
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Alba Montes Sánchez

Alessandro Salice

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0013

Within the literature, shame is generally described as a self-conscious emotion, meaning that shame is about the self that feels that emotion. But how can this account accommodate cases in which I feel ashamed of someone else? This paper pursues two goals. The first is to vindicate the phenomenological credentials of what might be called ‘hetero-induced shame’ and to resist possible attempts to reduce its specificity. The second goal is to show how the standard account of shame as self-directed can be made hospitable to cases of hetero-induced shame. We argue that a promising way to do this is by supplementing the standard account by a theory of group identification.

Keywords:   Group Identification, Group Membership, Self-conscious Emotions, Shame, Social Self

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