The Ethics of Forgiveness

The Ethics of Forgiveness


  • Author : Christel Fricke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136823145


The Ethics of Forgiveness Book Description :

We are often pressed to forgive or in need of forgiveness: Wrongdoing is common. Even after a perpetrator has been taken to court and punished, forgiveness still has a role to play. How should a victim and a perpetrator relate to each other outside the courtroom, and how should others relate to them? Communicating about forgiveness is particularly urgent in cases of civil war and crimes against humanity inside a community where, if there were no forgiveness, the community would fall apart. Forgiveness is governed by social and, in particular, by moral norms. Do those who ask to be forgiven have to fulfil certain conditions for being granted forgiveness? And what does the granting of forgiveness consist in? We may feel like refusing to forgive those p...

After Harm
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After Harm


  • Author : Nancy Berlinger
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801895845


After Harm Book Description :

Medical error is a leading problem of health care in the United States. Each year, more patients die as a result of medical mistakes than are killed by motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. While most government and regulatory efforts are directed toward reducing and preventing errors, the actions that should follow the injury or death of a patient are still hotly debated. According to Nancy Berlinger, conversations on patient safety are missing several important components: religious voices, traditions, and models. In After Harm, Berlinger draws on sources in theology, ethics, religion, and culture to create a practical and comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of patients, families, and clinicians affected by medical error. She ...

The Ethics of Forgiveness

The Ethics of Forgiveness


  • Author : Christel Fricke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136823145


The Ethics of Forgiveness Book Description :

We are often pressed to forgive or in need of forgiveness: Wrongdoing is common. Even after a perpetrator has been taken to court and punished, forgiveness still has a role to play. How should a victim and a perpetrator relate to each other outside the courtroom, and how should others relate to them? Communicating about forgiveness is particularly urgent in cases of civil war and crimes against humanity inside a community where, if there were no forgiveness, the community would fall apart. Forgiveness is governed by social and, in particular, by moral norms. Do those who ask to be forgiven have to fulfil certain conditions for being granted forgiveness? And what does the granting of forgiveness consist in? We may feel like refusing to forgive those p...

The Philosophy of Forgiveness  Vol III

The Philosophy of Forgiveness Vol III


  • Author : Gregory L. Bock
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622734122


The Philosophy of Forgiveness Vol III Book Description :

The Philosophy of Forgiveness, Volume III: Forgiveness in World Religions is a collection of essays that explores the philosophy of forgiveness in different religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Each chapter scours one of these religions for insights on the concept of forgiveness, asking questions such as whether forgiveness is a virtue, whether it is conditional, whether God has standing to forgive, and whether it is permissible not to forgive some extreme wrongs. In some of the chapters, the concept of forgiveness in one religion is compared with that in another. In other chapters, the ideas of different traditions within a religion are compared and contrasted. Also, some chapters compare a religiou...

Blake  Ethics  and Forgiveness

Blake Ethics and Forgiveness


  • Author : Jeanne Moskal
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0817306781


Blake Ethics and Forgiveness Book Description :

For the last two decades, scholars who specialize in the poetry and art of William Blake have stressed the formal and historical dimensions of his aesthetic theories and practices. Such an emphasis neglects the ethical commitments that inform his work. Primary among these ethical commitments is Blake’s passionate advocacy of forgiveness between human beings as a means to solve the problem of human evil, an advocacy that seems to contradict Blake’s assertions that ethical laws create the illusion of human evil and employ the concept of “forgiveness” solely to reinforce the terms of the original oppression. Blake, Ethics, and Forgiveness focuses on an important and pervasive issue found in the work of the English Romantic visionary poet, engrav...

Forgiveness and Revenge

Forgiveness and Revenge


  • Author : Trudy Govier
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011-02-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135199104


Forgiveness and Revenge Book Description :

Forgiveness and Revenge is a powerful exploration of our attitudes to serious wrongdoings and a careful examination of the values that underlie our thinking about revenge and forgiveness. From adulterous spouses to terrorist factions, we are surrounded by wrongdoing, yet we rarely agree which response is appropriate. The problem of how to respond realistically and sensitively to the wrongs of the past remains a perplexing one. Trudy Govier clarifies our thinking on this subject by examining the moral and practical impact of revenge and forgiveness, both personal and political. Forgiveness and Revenge offers much-needed clarity and reason where emotions often prevail. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the ethics of attitudes to wrongdoi...

Forgiveness

Forgiveness


  • Author : Vladimir Jankélévitch
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2005-04-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226392139


Forgiveness Book Description :

Philosopher Vladimir Jankélévitch has only recently begun to receive his due from the English-speaking world, thanks in part to discussions of his thought by Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Lévinas, and Paul Ricoeur. His international readers have long valued his unique, interdisciplinary approach to philosophy’s greatest questions and his highly readable writing style. Originally published in 1967, Le Pardon, or Forgiveness, is one of Jankélévitch’s most influential works. In it, he characterizes the ultimate ethical act of forgiving as behaving toward the perpetrator as if he or she had never committed the action, rather than merely forgetting or rationalizing it—a controversial notion when considering events as heinous as the Holocaust. Like ...

Forgiveness

Forgiveness


  • Author : Charles Griswold
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-09-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521703512


Forgiveness Book Description :

The first comprehensive philosophical book on forgiveness in both its interpersonal and political contexts....

An Ethic for Enemies

An Ethic for Enemies


  • Author : Donald W. Shriver
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195119169


An Ethic for Enemies Book Description :

Donald Shriver, Jr., past president of the Society for Christian Ethics, urges us to recognize the importance of forgiveness in the political arena. He cites our postwar dealings with Germany and Japan and continuing problems with race relations. A timely antidote to today's political conflicts, AN ETHIC FOR ENEMIES challenges us to confront the hatreds that cripple society and threaten to destroy the global village....

Ethics During and After the Holocaust

Ethics During and After the Holocaust


  • Author : J. Roth
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2005-10-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230513105


Ethics During and After the Holocaust Book Description :

Questions shape the Holocaust's legacy. 'What happened to ethics during the Holocaust? What should ethics be, and what can it do after the Holocaust?' loom large among them. Absent the overriding or moral sensibilities, if not the collapse or collaboration of ethical traditions, the Holocaust could not have happened. Its devastation may have deepened conviction that there is a crucial difference between right and wrong; its destruction may have renewed awareness about the importance of ethical standards and conduct. But Birkenau, the main killing center at Auschwitz, also continues to cast a disturbing shadow over basic beliefs concerning right and wrong, human rights, and the hope that human beings will learn from the past. This book explores those ...