Guilt, Embarrassment, and Global Character Traits Associated with Helping

In Thom Brooks (ed.), New Waves in Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan (2011)
The first section of this paper briefly summarizes my positive view of global helping traits. The remaining sections then develop the view in two new directions by examining the relationship between guilt, embarrassment, and helping behavior. It turns out that guilt and embarrassment reliably and cross-situationally enhance helping behavior, but in such a way that is incompatible with the nature of compassion as traditionally understood.
Keywords Guilt  Embarrassment  Character Traits  Doris  Harman
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