Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics


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Making Amends

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Therefore, victims ought to accept evidence of trustworthiness that falls short of conclusive evidence. Restitutive views are not an improvement. The Christian Scheme of Salvation. Also, one way that victims find a road back to trust is to limit the opportunities for betrayal. Write a customer review. The central question Radzik explores in this chapter is whether present day members of a collective in this case, the Catholic Church in Ireland are obligated make amends for wrongs they did not commit. Moreover, it is not the punishingly painful aspects of guilt and remorse that make these emotions important to atonement; rather, guilt and remorse matter because of the attitudes and moral beliefs associated with these emotions.

Print Save Cite Email Share. Subscriber Login Email Address. Chapter One An Ethic for Wrongdoers.

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Chapter Two Repaying Moral Debts. The ideal of reconciliation enables us to explain the value of repentance without restricting our interest to the wrongdoer's character, to account for the power of reparations without placing a dollar value on dignity, to justify the suffering of guilt without falling into a simplistic endorsement of retribution, and to insist on the moral responsibility of wrongdoing groups without treating their members unfairly.

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An Ethic for Wrongdoers 2. Self-Punishment and Restitution 3. Changing One's Heart, Changing the Past: Repentance and Moral Transformation 4.

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Linda Radzik's Making Amends is a superb philosophical investigation of the moral aftermath of wrongdoing. In taking up such a critical area of morality, Radzik makes a significant contribution to ethics. The author's clear-headed critique of the views of many other philosophers and her sustained attention to and argument for her own position--which seems to me the correct one--constitute an important contribution.

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