UCL Faculty of Laws


In-Person | Anger and Remorse

30 April 2024, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

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This Dworkin Colloquium is organised by the UCL Institute for Laws, Politics and Philosophy (ILPP)

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UCL Faculty of Laws
Bentham House
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens

Speaker: Dr Adam Etinson (University of St Andrews)

About the Session

We know that remorse, on the part of offenders, has a powerful capacity to abate anger on the part of victims (and third parties). What this suggests is that anger is rooted, not just in perceived wrongdoing, but in concern that an offender fails to recognize and take responsibility for their wrongdoing. It also suggests that anger seeks the satisfaction of remorse itself. If that is right, then anger is fundamentally about recognition, not “payback” or revenge – a discovery of significant psychological, social, and political importance.

About the Institute

The Institute brings together political and legal theorists from Law, Political Science and Philosophy and organises regular colloquia in terms 2 and 3. Read more about the Institute's work.

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