Is Contempt Redeemable?

  • Ronald de Sousa University of Toronto
Keywords: contempt, moral emotions, reactive attitudes, intentional objects, love


In this essay, I will focus on the two main objections that have been adduced against the moral acceptability of contempt: the fact that it embraces a whole person and not merely some deed or aspect of a person’s character, and the way that when addressed to a person in this way, it amounts to a denial of the very personhood of its target.


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How to Cite
de Sousa, Ronald. 2020. “Is Contempt Redeemable?”. Journal of Philosophy of Emotion 1 (1), 23-43.