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Forgiveness A Philosophical Exploration

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ISBN-10: 0521703514

ISBN-13: 9780521703512

Edition: 2007

Authors: Charles L. Griswold

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This is a comprehensive txt on forgiveness in both its interpersonal and political contexts, as well as its relation to reconciliation.
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Forgiveness Ancient and Modern
Pardon, Excuse, and Forgiveness in Ancient Philosophy: The Standpoint of Perfection
Bishop Butler's Seminal Analysis
Resentment
Forgiveness
Forgiveness at Its Best
Forgiveness, Revenge, and Resentment
Resentment and Self-Respect
To Be Forgiven: Changing Your Ways, Contrition, and Regret
Forgiving: A Change of Heart, and Seeing the Offender and Oneself in a New Light
The Conditions of Forgiveness: Objections and Replies
Atonement and the Payment or Dismissal of a Debt
Forgiveness as a Gift and Unconditional Forgiveness
Praiseworthy Conditional Forgiveness
Moral Monsters, Shared Humanity, and Sympathy
Moral Monsters
Shared Humanity and Fallibility, Compassion, and Pity
Sympathy
The Unforgivable and the Unforgiven
Forgiveness, Narrative, and Ideals
Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Friendship
Imperfect Forgiveness
Ideal and Non-ideal Forgiveness: An Inclusive or Exclusive Relation?
Third-Party Forgiveness
Unilateral Forgiveness: The Dead and the Unrepentant
Forgiving the Dead
Forgiving the Unrepentant
Self-Forgiveness
For Injuries to Others
For Injuries to Oneself
For Injuries One Could Not Help Inflicting
Forgiveness and Moral Luck
Political Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation
Apology and Forgiveness Writ Large: Questions and Distinctions
Political Apology among the One and Many
Many to Many Apology: Test Cases
The University of Alabama and the Legacy of Slavery
Apology, Reparations, and the Wartime Internment of Japanese-Americans
Desmond Tutu and South African Churches
King Hussein in Israel
The United States Senate and the Victims of Lynching
One to Many Apology: Two Failures
Robert McNamara's War and Mea Culpa
Richard Nixon's Resignation and Pardon
Traditional Rituals of Reconciliation: Apology, Forgiveness, or Pardon?
Apology and the Unforgivable
Apology, Forgiveness, and Civic Reconciliation
A Culture of Apology and of Forgiveness: Risks and Abuses
Political Apology, Narrative, and Ideals
Truth, Memory, and Civic Reconciliation without Apology
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: An Interpretation
Reconciliation without Apology?
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index