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Author Holmgren, Margaret R. (Margaret Reed), 1951-
Title Forgiveness and retribution : responding to wrongdoing / Margaret R. Holmgren.
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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 Floor2  BJ1476 .H65 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xii, 297 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-285) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction and overview -- 2. The nature of forgiveness and resentment -- 3. The moral analysis of the attitudes of forgiveness and resentment -- 4. The moral analysis of the attitudes of self-forgiveness and self-condemnation -- 5. Philosophical underpinnings of the basic attitudes -- 6. Moral theory: justice and desert -- 7. The public response to wrongdoing -- 8. Restorative justice: the public response to wrongdoing and the process of addressing the wrong.
Summary "Forgiveness and Retribution: Responding to Wrongdoing argues that ultimately, forgiveness is always the appropriate response to wrongdoing"--Provided by publisher.
"Forgiveness and Retribution: Responding to Wrongdoing argues that ultimately, forgiveness is always the appropriate response to wrongdoing. In recent decades, many philosophers have claimed that unless certain conditions are met, we should resent those who have wronged us personally and that criminal offenders deserve to be punished. Conversely, Margaret Holmgren posits that we should forgive those who have ill-treated us, but only after working through a process of addressing the wrong. Holmgren then reflects on the kinds of laws and social practices a properly forgiving society would adopt"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Forgiveness.
Conduct of life.
Retribution.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
ISBN 1107017963
9781107017962
OCLC number 746618748