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Forgiveness : a philosophical exploration

Author: Charles L Griswold
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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This is a comprehensive text on forgiveness in both its interpersonal and political contexts, as well as its relation to reconciliation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L Griswold
ISBN: 0521703514 9780521703512 9780521878821 0521878829
OCLC Number: 81861116
Description: xxvi, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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?
Responsibility: Charles L. Griswold.
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