Conflict and Resolution: The Ethics of Forgiveness, Revenge, and Punishment (tentative title)

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Paula Satne
University of Wolverhampton
In this volume top scholars from around the world contribute essays on the ethics of forgiveness, revenge, and punishment. The book covers both classical and contemporary views on these topics. Given the current climate of political division and global conflict it is not surprising that there has been an increasing interest in how we ought to respond to perceived wrongdoing, both personal and political. Many contemporary philosophers draw on views put forth by Aristotle, Seneca, Kant and other historical philosophers. For this reason the volume begins with chapters dealing with historic accounts of revenge and forgiveness. The volume then moves on to consider contemporary accounts of the definition and nature of forgiveness as well as its deontic status. This part provides cutting edge scholarship regarding these topics and the deeper philosophical issues underpinning them with the aim of providing a good overview of the different views in the recent literature. In the third part the volume turns to the nature of revenge and punishment and examines whether or not revenge is ever morally permissible.
Keywords Conflict  Resolution  Forgiveness  Punishment  Revenge  Retributive emotions  Kant  Aristotle  Spinoza  Atrocities
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