In Andreas Brekke Carlsson (ed.), Self-Blame and Moral Responsibility. Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)

Hannah Tierney
University of California, Davis
There are better and worse ways to blame others. Likewise, there are better and worse ways to blame yourself. And though there is an ever-expanding literature on the norms that govern our blaming practices, relatively little attention has been paid to the norms that govern expressions of self-blame. In this essay, I argue that when we blame ourselves, we ought not do so privately. Rather, we should, ceteris paribus, express our self-blame to those we have wronged. I then explore how this norm can contribute to our understanding of the ethics of self-blame as well as the nature of blameworthiness itself.
Keywords self-blame  guilt  blameworthiness
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