Moral Psychology of Shame in Early Confucian Philosophy

  • Bongrae SeokEmail author


In Western traditions of virtue ethics, specifically in the Greco-Roman tradition of aretaic moral excellence, a virtue is characterized as a carefully developed and refined inner ability that reflects the personal and practical excellence of a moral agent. It is a fully developed disposition that comes out of careful process of cultivation and results in the well-rounded character and the flourishing life of a person.


Moral Agent Moral Ideal Individualist Culture Moral Emotion Moral Significance 
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The research for this paper was supported by the grant provided by the Neag Professorship of Alvernia University. The author wishes to express his gratitude to the generous support. The author also wishes to thank an anonymous reviewer and a copy reader for their detailed and constructive comments.


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  1. 1.Department of Humanities/PhilosophyAlvernia UniversityReadingUSA

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