Can there be a philosophy of hate?
Hate groups, hate mongers, hate crimes. Self-hatred. Being stuck between love and hate. No emotion inspires as visceral a reaction as hatred. It is, after all, a plague on society that divides people and stokes violence. But does it have to be? Is hate irredeemable? Could it not serve important moral and social purposes if we only knew more about it? Listen to this episode to find out, and to see how hate relates to our other emotions and even our some of our mental disorders.
Berit “Brit” Brogaard is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Brogaard Lab at the University of Miami. Her areas of research include philosophy of perception, philosophy of emotions, and philosophy of language. She is the author of numerous books including, Transient Truths, On Romantic Love, The Superhuman Mind, Seeing & Saying, and the forthcoming Hatred: Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotions.
Institute for Philosophy in Public Life
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Weinstein, Jack Russell and Brogaard, Berit, "Can there be a philosophy of hate?" (2020). Why? Radio Podcast Archive. 151.