Each colloquium will be held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M.
All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9204/9205 except as otherwise noted.
Macalester Bell (Bryn Mawr)
“The Wrong of Affective Dismissal”
Emotions, particularly negative emotions, have normative power, but this power is dependent upon how these emotions are received by others. Hostile or dismissive responses have the potential to undermine the positive value of negative emotions. In this paper I offer a general account of a form of wrongdoing that has received relatively little philosophical attention: the wrong of affective dismissal. I argue that to utterly dismiss a person’s hard feelings is to disrespect her as a valuer. I go on to explain why affective dismissal that is the result of prejudice is an especially serious form of wrongdoing.