Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche and, more recently, Ruediger Bittner argued that regret is unreasonable. My article criticises this view and describes what I consider to be the common-sense understanding of regret: In some – but not all – cases of flawed actions it is unreasonable to regret what one did. The article characterises the common-sense understanding by eight principles and offers an explication of core concepts.

Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Band 65, Heft 5, Seiten 875–908, ISSN (Online) 2192-1482, ISSN (Print) 0012-1045, DOI:

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