Forgiveness and Mercy
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Forgiveness and Mercy by Jeffrie G. Murphy
Book DescriptionThis book focuses on the degree to which certain moral and legal doctrines are rooted in specific passions that are then institutionalised in the form of criminal law. A philosophical analysis is developed of the following questions: when, if ever, should hatred be overcome by sympathy or compassion? What are forgiveness and mercy and to what degree do they require - both conceptually and morally - the overcoming of certain passions and the motivation by other passions? If forgiveness and mercy indeed are moral virtues, what role, if any, should they play in the law?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521395670
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrie G. Murphy
Punishment and the Moral Emotions, Paperback (February 2014)
The essays in this collection explore, from philosophical and religious perspectives, a variety of moral emotions and their relationship to punishment and condemnation or to decisions to lessen punishment or condemnation.
Getting Even, Paperback (January 2005)
Do we have a right to hate others for what they have done to us? Providing a practical approach to a proper understanding of the place of our strongest emotions in moral, political, and personal life, this volume talks about philosophical thinking applied to a thorny, everyday problem.
Before Forgiving, Hardback (May 2002)» View all books by Jeffrie G. Murphy
In this volume, psychologist Sharon Lamb and philosopher Jeffrie Murphy argue that forgiveness has been accepted as a therapeutic strategy without serious, critical examination. They intend this volume to be a closer, critical look at some of the questions the topic raises.
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