Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 November 2011

288 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199793532

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In Defense of Shame

The Faces of an Emotion

Julien A. Deonna, Raffaele Rodogno, and Fabrice Teroni

  • The first monograph on shame to take the results of many different disciplines into account.
  • Presents an original theory of shame
  • Includes an extended critical examination of the most recent and older theories of shame
  • Clarifies many common claims and misconceptions about shame
  • The book sheds light on the relations between shame episodes and the sense of shame (dignity, integrity, pudeur, decency)
  • It hinges on several controversial theses: shame is not a social emotion, shame has to do with the subject's experiencing her own incapacity, shame is morally relevant and can be morally good.

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