Moral Repair: Reconstructing Moral Relations after Wrongdoing

Moral Repair: Reconstructing Moral Relations after Wrongdoing

by Margaret Urban Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521810884

ISBN-13: 9780521810883

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Moral Repair examines the ethics and moral psychology of responses to wrongdoing. Explaining the emotional bonds and normative expectations that keep human beings responsive to moral standards and responsible to each other, Margaret Urban Walker uses realistic examples of both personal betrayal and political violence to analyze how moral bonds are

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Moral Repair examines the ethics and moral psychology of responses to wrongdoing. Explaining the emotional bonds and normative expectations that keep human beings responsive to moral standards and responsible to each other, Margaret Urban Walker uses realistic examples of both personal betrayal and political violence to analyze how moral bonds are damaged by serious wrongs and what must be done to repair the damage. Focusing on victims of wrong, their right to validation, and their sense of justice, Walker presents a unified and detailed philosophical account of hope, trust, resentment, forgiveness, and making amends - the emotions and practices that sustain moral relations. Moral Repair joins a multidisciplinary literature concerned with transitional and restorative justice, reparations, and restoring individual dignity and mutual trust in the wake of serious wrongs.

  • A detailed, unified, and accessible study of the emotions and human ties that are at the root of our sense or morality and responsibility
  • Concrete examples drawn from individual and current political contexts
  • Extensive base of references from varied sources and disciplines such as philosophy, law, political theory, psychology and social science

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521810883
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. What is moral repair?; 2. Hope's value; 3. Damages to trust; 4. Resentment and assurance; 5. Forgiving; 6. Making amends.

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