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Laura Silva
University of Geneva
The phenomenon of self-anger has been overlooked in the contemporary literature on emotion. This is a failing we should seek to remedy. In this paper I provide the first ef-fort towards a philosophical characterization of self-anger. I argue that self-anger is a genuine instance of anger and that, as such, it is importantly distinct from the negative self-directed emotions of guilt and shame. Doing so will uncover a potentially distinctive role for self-anger in our moral psychology, as one of the strongest affective motiva-tors for self-change.
Keywords anger  self-anger  guilt  shame  self-change  emotion
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DOI 10.1111/rati.12340
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