Girls Blush, Sometimes: Gender, Moral Agency, and the Problem of Shame

Hypatia 18 (3):21-41 (2003)
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Few contemporary philosophers discuss the ways in which the emotion of shame may be gendered. This paper addresses this situation, examining Gabriele Taylor's account of genuine vs. false shame. 1 argue that, by attending to the social pressures placed on many women to conform to a certain vision of femininity, an analysis of the shame to which women may be prone shows that Taylor's account of shame remains incomplete.



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Impartial reason.Stephen L. Darwall - 1983 - Ithaca N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
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