Moral Repair: Reconstructing Moral Relations after Wrongdoing

by Margaret Urban Walker

Paperback, 2006

Collection

Publication

Cambridge University Press (2006), Edition: 1, 264 pages

Description

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.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

264 p.; 5.98 inches

ISBN

0521009251 / 9780521009256
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