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5.1l.6.17. Guilt and Shame (Guilt and Shame on PhilPapers)

Chamarette, Jenny & Higgins, Jennifer (eds.) (2010). Guilt and Shame: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture. Peter Lang.   (Google)
Dost, Ayfer & Yagmurlu, Bilge (2008). Are constructiveness and destructiveness essential features of guilt and shame feelings respectively? Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 38 (2):109–129.   (Google | More links)
Karlsson, Gunnar & Sjöberg, Lennart Gustav (2009). The experiences of guilt and shame: A phenomenological–psychological study. Human Studies 32 (3):335-355.   (Google)
Abstract: This study aims at discovering the essential constituents involved in the experiences of guilt and shame. Guilt concerns a subject’s action or omission of action and has a clear temporal unfolding entailing a moment in which the subject lives in a care-free way. Afterwards, this moment undergoes a reconstruction, in the moment of guilt, which constitutes the moment of negligence. The reconstruction is a comprehensive transformation of one’s attitude with respect to one’s ego; one’s action; the object of guilt and the temporal-existential experience. The main constituents concerning shame are its anchorage in the situation to which it refers; its public side involving the experience of being perceptually objectified; the exclusion of social community; the bodily experience; the revelation of an undesired self; and the genesis of shame in terms of a history of frozen now-ness. The article ends with a comparison between guilt and shame
OlwenBedford, & Kwang-KuoHwang, (2003). Guilt and shame in chinese culture: A cross-cultural framework from the perspective of morality and identity. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 33 (2):127–144.   (Google | More links)
Rodogno, Raffaele (2009). Shame, guilt, and punishment. Law and Philosophy 28 (5):429-464.   (Google)
Abstract: The emotions of shame and guilt have recently appeared in debates concerning legal punishment, in particular in the context of so called shaming and guilting penalties. The bulk of the discussion, however, has focussed on the justification of such penalties. The focus of this article is broader than that. My aim is to offer an analysis of the concept of legal punishment that sheds light on the possible connections between punishing practices such as shaming and guilting penalties, on the one hand, and emotions such as guilt, shame, and perhaps humiliation, on the other. I␣contend that this analysis enhances our understanding of the various theories of punishment that populate this part of criminal law theory and thereby sharpens the critical tools needed to assess them. My general conclusion is that, in different ways, all of the theories we encounter in this area can benefit from paying renewed attention to the nature of the connection between the state’s act of punishing and its expected or perceived emotional effect on the individual