Abstract

Few contemporary philosophers discuss the ways in which the emotion of shame may be gendered. This paper addresses this situation, examining Gabriele Taylor's (1985 and 1995) account of genuine vs. false shame. I argue that, by attending to the social pressures placed on many women to conform to a certain vision of femininity, an analysis of the shame to which women may be prone shows that Taylor's account of shame remains incomplete.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 21-41
Launched on MUSE
2003-08-26
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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