ISBN : 9780190843274
Shame is a Jekyll-and-Hyde emotion--it can be morally valuable, but it also has a dark side. Thomason presents a philosophically rigorous and nuanced account of shame that accommodates its harmful and helpful aspects. Thomason argues that despite its obvious drawbacks and moral ambiguity, shame's place in our lives is essential.
Acknowledgments ; Introduction: The Two Faces of Shame; Chapter 1 Ajax: Shame and Ideals; Chapter 2 Ajax Reconsidered: Shame and Violence; Chapter 3 Ajax Revealed: A New Account of Shame; Chapter 4 Ajax Redeemed: The Moral Value of Shame; Chapter 5 Ajax Reviled: Shame and Shaming; Conclusion: Shame and the Other Bugs in the Garden ; References