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Organon F

Volume 27, August 2020, Issue 3, Pages 377–394

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

How Is Vicarious Feeling Possible? In Defense of Reactive Attitudes

Sunny Yang

https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27305 

Abstract

My aim in this paper is to illuminate the question of how vicarious feeling is possible, by advancing our understanding of vicarious emotions. I address this problem by classifying the reactive attitude into two categories: the vicarious, and the self-reactive. I argue that guilt is constitutively tied to personal responsibility and that the appropriateness of vicarious feeling of group harm derives from a reflection on the appropriateness of our own reactive attitude, that is, vicarious reactive attitude, e.g., indignation or outrage.

Keywords

Collective guilt; indignation; reactive attitude; responsibility; vicarious feeling.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)

Author

Sunny Yang

Affiliation

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Address

Minerva Liberal Art College, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 81, Oedaero, Mohyeon, Choingu, Yongin, Gyeonggi, 17035, South Korea

E-mail

sunnyyang@hufs.ac.kr

About this article

Received

16 June 2019

Accepted

12 February 2020

Published online

29 February 2020

Publishers

Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Cite as

APA

Yang, S. (2020). How Is Vicarious Feeling Possible? In Defense of Reactive Attitudes. Organon F27(3), 377–394. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27305

Chicago

Yang, Sunny. 2020. "How Is Vicarious Feeling Possible? In Defense of Reactive Attitudes." Organon F 27 (3): 377–394. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27305

Harvard

Yang, S.  (2020). How Is Vicarious Feeling Possible? In Defense of Reactive Attitudes. Organon F, 27(3), pp. 377–394. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27305

Copyright information

© Sunny Yang

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