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Ethical Loneliness
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Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard

Jill Stauffer

Abstract

Ethical loneliness is the experience of being abandoned by humanity, compounded by the cruelty of wrongs not being heard. It is the result of multiple lapses on the part of human beings and political institutions that, in failing to listen well to survivors, deny them redress by negating their testimony and thwarting their claims for justice. Jill Stauffer examines the root causes of ethical loneliness and how those in power revise history to serve their own ends rather than the needs of the abandoned. Out of this discussion, difficult truths about the desire and potential for political forgiv ... More

Keywords: Loneliness, Forgiveness, transitional justice, political reconciliation, Restorative Justice, legalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171502
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171502.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Stauffer, author
Haverford College

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