Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective

Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective

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In the first philosophical book on forgiveness from an explicitly feminist point of view, Kathryn Norlock discusses the critical importance of attending to gender when analyzing and recommending forgiveness in practice. Norlock revises the definition and nature of forgiveness and forgivers, showing that forgiveness is multidimensional and can be shown in many different more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739108573
  • 9780739108574
  • 2,111,912

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Forgiveness is a topic philosophers today are newly beginning to examine in detail. Norlock dives into the deep end of forgiveness, with perceptive and provocative things to say about some of the hardest questions, such as forgiveness by third-parties and forgiving oneself. Her attention to gender as a dimension of who forgives, why, and how greatly enriches this original reflection with its often unexpected conclusions. -- Margaret Urban Walker, Donald J. Schuenke Chair in Philosophy, Marquette University Kathryn Norlock's work poses challenging questions about the ever-fascinating topic of forgiveness. Any social theorist interested in relationships should benefit from reading this book. -- Trudy Govier, University of Lethbridge, author of Forgiveness and Revenge and Taking Wrongs Seriouslyshow more

About Kathryn J. Norlock

Kathryn Norlock is associate professor of philosophy at St. Mary's College of more

Table of contents

Part 1 Table of Contents Part 2 Preface Chapter 3 1. Forgiveness is Gendered Chapter 4 2. Relational Selves and Related Meanings Chapter 5 3. Feminist Ethics and Differences Chapter 6 4. Forgiveness as a Performative Utterance Chapter 7 5. Third-Party Forgiveness Chapter 8 6. Self-Forgiveness 9 Selected Bibliography 10 Index 11 About the Authorshow more

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