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Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life

Jeffrey M. Blustein


The theme of this book is the complex moral psychology of forgiving and remembering in both personal and political contexts. It presents an expanded emotive account of interpersonal forgiveness that challenges a number of entrenched ideas that pervade standard philosophical approaches to it, and uses this account to illuminate how forgiveness can advance the goals of transitional justice and political reconciliation in post-conflict societies. At the same time, it explores the limitations of forgiveness in this regard. Memory is a second major focus of the book, both as implicated in forgivene ... More

Keywords: domestic responsibilities, interpersonal forgiveness, international responsibilities, memorialization, moral psychology, political reconciliation, transitional justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199329397
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329397.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey M. Blustein, author
City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York