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Love, Hate, and the State: An Introduction to Emotions, Punishment, and Social Change Session 3: Hatred, Contempt, and Anger…and Virtue!
Hatred, contempt, and anger are generally thought to be negative emotions to be extirpated from the virtuous person’s life. This is an overly-simplistic view of how our interpersonal relationships operate, though. Sometimes, as is argued during this session, we need to feel these negative emotions, and we may in fact be morally required to do so.

Further Reading:
Bell, Macalester. Hard Feelings: The Moral Psychology of Contempt, chapters 1, 2, 3, & 4.
Bell, Macalester. “Anger, Virtue, and Oppression.”
Murphy, Jean and Hampton, Jeffrie. Forgiveness and Mercy, chapters 2 & 3.

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