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Responsibility for others' emotions

Sophie Rietti

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Recent philosophical work on responsibility for emotion has tended to focus on what responsibility we can have for our own emotions. Folk psychology suggests we can also be responsible for others’ emotions, and they for ours, and that this can be reason for praise or blame . However, many branches of applied (and popular) psychology, and some schools of philosophy, deny there can be interpersonal responsibility for emotion. I shall be arguing here against this view, and for an account on which we can, albeit in varying degrees and on some rather diverse grounds, be responsible for each others’ emotions.


emotion, responsibility, ethics

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