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Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Emily Van Buskirk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Russian writer Lydia Ginzburg (1902–90) is best known for her Notes from the Leningrad Blockade and for influential critical studies, such as On Psychological Prose, investigating the problem of ... More


The Structure of Paenitentia and the Egoism of Regret

Robert A. Kaster

in Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195140781
eISBN:
9780199789283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140781.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the various scripts of paenitentia, the Latin term that most closely approximates English “regret”. It shows how different forms of regret are experienced at actions or ... More


Changing One's Heart, Changing the Past: Repentance and Moral Transformation

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/9780195373660.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The theories examined in this chapter suggest that atonement for moral wrongdoing consists in a transformation either of the wrongdoer or the wrongful action. The interest in transformation is most ... More


Episodic Ethics

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some live their lives in a ‘Narrative’ and ‘Diachronic’ fashion. They intuitively feel they're the same self or person across long periods of time. Others live in a decidedly ‘non–Narrative’ and ... More


How to Forgive

Solomon Schimmel

in Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128413
eISBN:
9780199834648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128419.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Discusses and illustrates three process models or psychotherapeutic approaches to teaching people how to forgive, developed by psychologists Robert Enright, Everett Worthington Jr., and Michael ... More


The Essence of Repentance

Solomon Schimmel

in Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128413
eISBN:
9780199834648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128419.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the development of the concept and religious value of repentance in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) as applied to human‐divine and to human–human relationships. The chapter then ... More


“Why Should I Be Moral?”

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines some adequate and inadequate answers to the question, “Why should I be moral?” It analyzes the moral emotions of compassion, remorse, pride, shame, and guilt. It compares the ... More


Self-Reproach in Guilt, Shame, and Pride

Robert C. Solomon

in True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Shame, guilt, and embarrassment are three emotions that form an obvious family. In fact, they are often conflated and confused with one another. They are all emotions of self-criticism; in fact, one ... More


Criminal Attempts: Equal Punishments for Failed Attempts

Joel Feinberg

in Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155266
eISBN:
9780199833177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155262.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

One perennial philosophical question is whether a failed attempt to perform a criminal action should be punished as severely as a successfully completed crime. Attempting to resolve this issue ... More


Yeats and Remorse

PETER McDONALD

in Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The registers of regretful memory, or retrospective doubt and qualm, are central to William Butler Yeats's best poetry. These registers find their focus in his poetic vocabulary with the word ... More


Remorse and Waiver Rewards

Richard L. Lippke

in The Ethics of Plea Bargaining

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199641468
eISBN:
9780191732195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641468.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Waiver rewards have also been defended on the grounds that the mitigation of punishment is appropriate when individuals are truly contrite about the wrongs which they have committed. The chapter ... More


Repentance, Mercy, and Communicative Punishment

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592814
eISBN:
9780191729034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592814.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter challenges Antony Duff's claim that mercy given because of offender repentance is a value extrinsic to criminal punishment and, except perhaps in very rare cases, has no bearing on ... More


Bit: Mourning Remains in Derrida and Cixous

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores mourning in the writings of Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous. For both Derrida and Cixous, mourning is an interminable event that defies closure, undermines presence, and has ... More


Dreaming Better Dreams

Forrest G. Robinson

in The Author-Cat: Clemens's Life in Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227877
eISBN:
9780823240968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227877.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Clemens's worst trouble in life began in 1894 when he suffered a humiliating plunge into bankruptcy. He righted himself by taking an around-the-world lecture tour, but that brief triumph was ... More


The Enhanced Culpability Model

Roberts Julian V

in Punishing Persistent Offenders: Exploring Community and Offender Perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199283897
eISBN:
9780191700262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283897.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Can recidivists be considered more culpable than first-time offenders? Should the seriousness of offenders' previous convictions be taken as evidence of their enhanced culpability for the current ... More


Abusers

Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Catherine Holtmann, and Stephen McMullin

in Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190607210
eISBN:
9780190607241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607210.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Focusing on data collected from interviews and focus groups with men who have acted abusively, this chapter tells the story of men’s lives by reflecting on their childhood, trouble with the law, ... More


Acknowledgment and Confession in Cymbeline

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines acknowledgment and confession in William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. More specifically, it considers Shakespeare's exploration of the grammar of remorse, acknowledgment, and the ... More


Shakespeare’s Resurrections: The Winter’s Tale

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how the memory theater of the ghost world is consciously replaced with the memory theater of a new theatrico-religious paradigm of resurrection in William Shakespeare's The ... More


Punishment, Retribution, and Shame

Frederic G. Reamer

in On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177337
eISBN:
9780231543323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177337.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Focuses on the role of punishment and retribution in parole board decisions, prison sentencing guidelines, and philosophical perspectives on just deserts and retribution. It includes extensive case ... More


Delirium, Hallucination, and Dream: Flying Through Time on a Delirious Trapeze

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

“The Delirium,” chapter 7 of the Posthumous Memoirs, was considered to be so unmatched and imaginative that the Portuguese novelist Eça de Queirós memorized it to recite to his dinner guests in Paris ... More


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