Reconstructing Moral Relations After Wrongdoing
By (author) Margaret Urban Walker
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Moral Repair by Margaret Urban Walker
Book DescriptionMoral 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521810883
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Moral Understandings, Hardback (September 2007)
Walker proposes a view of morality and an approach to ethical theory which uses the critical insights of feminism and race theory to rethink the epistemological and moral position of the ethical theorist, and how moral theory is shaped by culture and history. The new edition contains a new preface, chapters and an afterword responding to critics.
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Moral Repair examines the ethics and moral psychology of responses to wrongdoing.
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Author Biography - Margaret Urban Walker
Margaret Urban Walker is Professor of Philosophy and Lincoln Professor of Ethics at Arizona State University. She is the author of Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics and Moral Contexts, and editor of Mother Time: Women, Aging and Ethics. She has published numerous articles in journals such as Ethics, the Journal of Human Rights, Metaphilosophy, and Hypatia, among others.
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