Theorizing Resentment and Indignation

Mihaela Mihai

in Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Published by Columbia University Press

Published in print April 2016 | ISBN: 9780231176507
Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780231541183 | DOI:
Theorizing Resentment and Indignation

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Building on insights from moral and social psychology Chapter II offers a philosophical account of resentment and indignation, theorised as negative feelings associated with a violated sense of justice. This foray into the morphology of the sense of justice strengthens the arguments presented in Chapter I and provides a framework within which to address the second programmatic question: How should societies distribute post-oppression justice with a view to reproducing democracy institutionally and culturally?

Keywords: sense of justice; John Rawls; Judith Shklar; cognitivism; constructivism; emotional socialization

Chapter.  12621 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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