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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - The moral appropriateness of shame : research article

Volume 70, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
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Abstract


In hierdie artikel ondersoek ek die hoogs verwaarloosde morele emosie van skaamte en oorweeg die betekenisse waarin dit as moreel aanvaarbaar en gepas beskou kan word. Die verband tussen die aanvaarding van skaamte vir dié wat skaamte ervaar; en oordele aangaande die morele gepastheid daarvan word ook beredeneer. Die verheldering van normatiewe verbintenisse tussen skaamte, self-respek en outonomie impliseer die behoefte om enkele aspekte van skaamte as betreurenswaardig, maar soms ook as waardevol te aanvaar.

In this article I explore the much neglected moral emotion of shame and consider the senses in which it may be regarded as morally appropriate. I argue that there is a connection between coming to terms with shame for those who feel ashamed, and judgments concerning its moral appropriateness. The elucidation of normative connections between shame, self-respect and autonomy implies the need to accept certain aspects of shame as regrettable yet, sometimes, as valuable.

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2016-12-09

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