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Forgiveness and Mercy New ed

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ISBN13: 9780521395670
ISBN: 0521395674
Published: January 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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This book focuses on the degree to which certain moral and legal doctrines are rooted in specific passions that are then institutionalized 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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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Preface and acknowledgments Jeffrie Murphy and Jean Hampton; Introduction: I. The retributive emotions Jeffrie Murphy; II. Forgiveness and Christianity Jean Hampton; 1. Forgiveness and resentment Jeffrie Murphy; 2. Forgiveness, resentment and hatred Jean Hampton; 3. Hatred: a qualified defense Jeffrie Murphy; 4. The retributive idea Jean Hampton; 5. Mercy and legal justice Jeffrie Murphy; Index.