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Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Linda Radzik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can wrongs be righted? Can we make up for our misdeeds, or does the impossibility of changing the past mean that we remain permanently guilty? While atonement is traditionally considered a ... More


Reforming Relationships: The Reconciliation Theory of Atonement

Linda Radzik

in Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 defends a Kantian version of a reconciliation theory of atonement for moral guilt. Reconciliation is a matter of repairing the relationships that constitute a moral community. A theory of ... More


Collective Atonement: Making Amends to the Magdalen Penitents

Linda Radzik

in Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can the reconciliation theory of atonement be applied to cases of group wrongdoing, including instances of historical injustice? Reconciliation is surely valuable in cases like these. Communities ... More


Socrates’ Case for the Sufficiency Thesis

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins the examination of the Stoics’ thesis that virtuous activity is sufficient for happiness, starting with its origins in several of Plato’s Socratic dialogues. It argues that ... More


Unapologetic forgiveness

Glen Pettigrove

in Forgiveness and Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646555
eISBN:
9780191741975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646555.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Whom may we forgive? A number of people have argued that only those who are sufficiently apologetic may be forgiven. This chapter considers three of the main arguments offered against forgiving the ... More


A World without Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller

in Against Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016599
eISBN:
9780262298940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016599.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter concentrates on the fear of the unknown as the main deterrent to contemplating the abolition of moral responsibility. For a very long time, man has been invariably attached to the system ... More


The Mens Rea and Moral Status of Manipulation

Marcia Baron

in Manipulation: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199338207
eISBN:
9780190228446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338207.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores two matters only briefly touched on in earlier work: for purposes of clarity, in her “Manipulativeness,” Baron took a stand on whether manipulation requires intent and whether ... More


Reconciliation

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan Peace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198786245
eISBN:
9780191839092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786245.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

As chs. 5 to 7 show, epistemic uncertainty about who committed which wrong against whom, scarcity of resources, and the sheer number of perpetrators and victims make it very hard, and indeed ... More


Omission and Attribution Error

Matthew Talbert

in The Ethics and Law of Omissions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190683450
eISBN:
9780190683481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683450.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Attributionists believe that moral responsibility has mainly to do with how a person is, and with what can be attributed to her for the purposes of moral assessment. Critics of the view have tended ... More


Remorse, Apology, and Mercy

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Punishment and the Moral Emotions: Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764396
eISBN:
9780190267575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764396.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the nature of remorse, its relation to religion, the role it plays in the assessment of moral character, and the role that such a character assessment might play in decisions to ... More


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