Regaining the 'Lost Self': A Philosophical Analysis of Survivor's Guilt

In Altered Self and Altered Self Experience. pp. 43-57 (2014)
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Abstract

Although there has been much discussion regarding shame and guilt, not enough has been said about the complexities of the relationship between the two. In this paper, I examine one way in which I take shame and guilt to interact – namely in cases of so-called “survivor’s guilt” among victims of trauma. More specifically, I argue that survivor’s guilt may represent a kind of response to feelings of shame – one which is centrally tied to the central philosophical notions of autonomy and integrity.

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Amber L. Griffioen
Duke Kunshan University

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