Alienated Emotions and Self-Knowledge

In Alba Montes-Sánchez & Alessandro Salice (eds.), Emotional Self-Knowledge. New York: Routledge. pp. 39-55 (2023)
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Our emotions can be revealing. They can not only reflect our character traits and our judgments, but they can also tell us things about ourselves that we do not fully realize or may not want to admit. In this chapter, I am particularly interested in how we relate to what I will call alienated emotions: emotional experiences that are unusual, surprising, or even disturbing. What, if anything, do our alienated emotions tell us about who we are? I argue here that alienated emotions lead to important questions about the ethics of self-interpretation.

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Krista Thomason
Swarthmore College


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