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Arrogance, anger and debate

Tanesini, Alessandra 2018. Arrogance, anger and debate. Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences [Special issue on Skeptical Problems in Political Epistemology, edited by Scott Aikin and Tempest Henning] 5 (2) , pp. 213-227. 10.5840/symposion20185217

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Arrogance has widespread negative consequences for epistemic practices. Arrogant people tend to intimidate and humiliate other agents, and to ignore or dismiss their views. They have a propensity to mansplain. They are also angry. In this paper I explain why anger is a common manifestation of arrogance in order to understand the effects of arrogance on debate. I argue that superbia (which is the kind of arrogance that is my concern here) is a vice of superiority characterised by an overwhelming desire to diminish other people in order to excel and by a tendency to arrogate special entitlements for oneself, including the privilege of not having to justify one’s claims.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Publisher: Academia Romana, Filiala Iasi, Institutul de Cercetari Economice si Sociale Gheorghe Zane
ISSN: 1584-174X
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 July 2018
Date of Acceptance: 29 June 2018
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 04:13

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