Jüngste Arbeiten zum Begriff der Dankbarkeit in Philosophie und Psychologie

Translated title of the contribution: Recent work on the concept of gratitude in philosophy and psychology

Liz Gulliford*, Blaire Morgan, Kristján Kristjánsson

*Corresponding author for this work

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The article gives an overview of the philosophical and psychological literature on the concept of gratitude up to 2013. The works published in both sciences are examined primarily with regard to their conceptual foundations and the ethical evaluation of gratitude, for example as duty, virtue or supererogation. The analysis shows that a number of incompatible concepts are used, so that the debate is characterised by a complex network of overlapping and overlapping terms. The contribution ends with proposals for further research. Psychologists are advised to more accurately define and justify their conceptions of gratitude and to conduct bottom-up studies on the everyday practical concept of gratitude. Philosophers, on the other hand, should pay more attention to the bottom-up work carried out in the social sciences.
Translated title of the contributionRecent work on the concept of gratitude in philosophy and psychology
Original languageGerman
Number of pages31
Specialist publicationZeitschrift für Ethik und Moralphilosophie
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2021


  • gratitude
  • emotion
  • virtue
  • duty
  • supererogation
  • Triadic vs. Dyadic Term
  • Dankbarkeit
  • Tugend
  • Supererogation
  • Forschungsbericht
  • Emotion
  • Triadischer vs. dyadischer Begriff
  • Pflicht


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