The Harm of Humiliation

European Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming)
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Abstract

My aim in this paper is to show that the natural idea that humiliation is harmful calls explanation and to argue that the most straightforward ways of responding to this explanatory demand fall short in important ways. I end by considering a line of response which I take to be promising, which appeals to our need, as social animals, for interpersonal connection.

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James Laing
University of Oxford

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