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Pride, Shame and Guilt: Emotions of Self-assessment Paperback – Dec 1987

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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press; New edition edition (Dec. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198244797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198244790
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 986,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael Corsten on 18 Oct. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The work of Gabriele Taylor shows that there are some emotional experiences (like shame, guilt, pride) that emerge dependent to the way how actors understand a situation. Therefore, she argues that emotions are intelligible. But also by her reconstructions of the intelligibility of emotional experience we gain insight into subtle mechanisms of understanding and dealing with social situations that operate on a micro-level of acting.
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One of the most important works in moral psychology 15 May 2006
By John Davenport - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most famous, most frequently cited, most taught works in moral psychology in the last two decades. Its themes are closely related to Taylor's famous essay on "Deadly Vices?" In addition to the thorough analysis of pride and the important distinctions drawn between shame and guilt, the book employs a highly nuanced cognitive theory of emotions that does not simply equate emotions with value-judgments, but ties them to complex perceptions of concrete value-gestalts (like Bob Roberts's book on emotions). This book also includes an important discussion of the quasi-virtue of integrity. Its price on Amazon marketplace indicates that the publisher ought reissue the paperback of this book.
Well worth reading, and then emulation 4 July 2011
By John D. White - Published on
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The topic is uninteresting, unless you are interested in "shame." This is not a teeth-shattering thriller to be read in the daylight like some mystery who-done-it! But the way the author handles the issue, slowly working her way around it--while carefully examining and then peeling it away so as to reveal more, is amazing. This is good scholarship, even great scholarship worn on the sleeve and one may learn a lot not only about shame, but about how to go about interpreting an issue under research and study. Well-done!!
This book deserves a reprint 26 Jun. 2009
By J. Fischer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Gabriele Taylor's first book is a milestone in contemporary moral psychology and remains, to this day, one of the most searching treatments of pride and related concepts.
I would assign this book to undergraduates in my course on self-respect were it not for its prohibitive cost.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
pride,shame, guilt: emotions of self assesment 12 Jun. 2000
By Michael - Published on
Format: Paperback
Taylor engages with what little contemporary philosophical literature there is on the subject. That engagement is both insightful and well written providing us with conceptual tools that may lead to a better understanding of these moral emotions as 1) having a significant place in our lives, 2) that these moral emotions deserve more attention within moral thinking and theory, 3) that such tasks would entail that our moral lives would deepen in ways that reflect Aristotle's thought that it is easy to be angry, but it is hard to be so in the right way, to the right , person, at the right time. An excellent study of the moral emotions
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