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Irrational Blame.

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I clarify some ambiguities in blame-talk and argue that blame's potential for irrationality and propensity to sting vitiates accounts of blame that identify it with consciously accessible, personal-level judgements or beliefs. Drawing on the cognitive psychology of emotion and appraisal theory, I develop an account of blame that accommodates these features. I suggest that blame consists in a range of hostile, negative first-order emotions, towards which the blamer has a specific, accompanying...

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10.1093/analys/ant075

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy NonPostholders
Journal:
Analysis
Volume:
73
Issue:
4
Pages:
613-626
Publication date:
2013-10-05
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EISSN:
1467-8284
ISSN:
0003-2638
URN:
uuid:9d35286b-e366-40e6-b906-8b8193f83d7b
Source identifiers:
312241
Local pid:
pubs:312241
Language:
English
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