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Anger and forgiveness : resentment, generosity, justice

Author: Martha C Nussbaum
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move beyond an injury without anger. To not feel anger in those cases would be considered suspect. Is this how we should think about anger, or is anger above all a disease,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha C Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780199335879 0199335877 0199335893 9780199335893 0199335885 9780199335886
OCLC Number: 925410947
Description: xii, 315 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Furies into Eumenides --
Anger : weakness, payback, down-ranking --
Forgiveness : a genealogy --
Appendix : Dies Irae --
Intimate relationships : the trap of anger --
The middle realm : stoicism qualified --
The political realm : everyday justice --
The political realm : revolutionary justice --
Conclusion : The eyes of the world --
Appendix A. Emotions and "Upheavals of thought" --
Appendix B. Anger and blame --
Appendix C. Anger and its species.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.

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In this volume based on her 2014 Locke Lectures, Martha C. Nussbaum provides a bracing new view that strips the notion of forgiveness down to its Judeo-Christian roots, where it was structured by the  Read more...

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