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After Injury: A Historical Anatomy of Forgiveness, Resentment, and Apology

Ashraf H.A. Rushdy


After Injury explores the practices of forgiveness, resentment, and apology in three key moments when they were undergoing a dramatic change: early Christian history (for forgiveness), the shift from British eighteenth-century to Continental nineteenth-century philosophers (for resentment), and the moment in the 1950s postwar world in which ordinary language philosophers and sociologists of everyday life theorized what it means to express or perform an apology. The debates in those key moments have largely defined the contemporary study of these practices. The first premise of this book is tha ... More

Keywords: apology, forgiveness, resentment, retribution, unconditional forgiveness, sympathy, ressentiment, public–private, moral practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190851972
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190851972.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashraf H.A. Rushdy, author
Benjamin Waite Professor, Wesleyan University