How to Do Things with Emotions: Prof. Owen Flanagan

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Professor Owen Flanagan explains what exactly emotions like anger and shame are and goes on to discuss how cultural differences can inform the study of emotions. Anger as revenge, anger as pain-passing, and instrumental anger are critically discussed. Flanagan then discusses how to use these emotions. Shame is introduced as a cross-culturally an underused emotion. The thesis that shame can be used for the internal development of character traits is advanced by Flanagan.