Jealousy, shame, and the rival

Jeffrie G. Murphy

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This essay is a critique of the two chapters on jealousy in Jerome Neu's book A Tear is an Intellectual Thing. The rival - as an object of both fear and hatred - is of central importance in romantic jealousy, but it is here argued that the role of the rival cannot be fully understood in Neu's account of jealousy and that shame (not noted by Neu) must be seen as central to the concept of jealousy if the role of the rival is to be fully understood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2002

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  • Philosophy


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