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Forgiveness
Author: Vladimir Jankelevitch

ISBN: 9780226392134
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 14 February 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.2 x 2.2
Description:
Philosopher Vladimir Jankélévitch has only recently begun to receive his due from the English-speaking world, thanks in part to discussions of his thought by Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Lévinas, and Paul Ricoeur. Yet Jankélévitch has long been known internationally for his unique perspective that draws from a range of disciplines outside the philosophical canon.

Originally published in 1967, Le Pardon, or Forgiveness, is one of Jankélévitch's most influential works. In it, he characterizes the ultimate ethical act of forgiving as behaving toward the perpetrator as if he or she had never committed the action, rather than merely forgetting or rationalizing it-a controversial notion when considering events as emotionally charged as the Holocaust.

Like so many of Jankélévitch's works, Forgiveness transcends standard treatments of moral problems, not simply generating a treatise on one subject but incorporating discussions of topics such as free will, giving, creativity, and temporality. Translator Andrew Kelley here maste...

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