Emotional Regulation and Responsibility
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
I argue that one's responsibility for one's emotions has a twofold structure: one bears direct responsibility for emotions insofar as they are the upshot of first-order evaluative judgements concerning reasons of fit; and one bears derivative responsibility for them insofar as they are consequences of activities of emotional self-regulation, which can reflect one's take on second-order reasons concerning the strategic, prudential, or moral desirability of undergoing a particular emotion in a particular context.
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Vol. 18 (3), pp. 487-500