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Forgiveness

Forgiveness (Paperback)

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Philosopher Vladimir Jankelevitch 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 Levinas, and Paul Ricoeur. His international readers have long valued his unique, interdisciplinary approach to philosophy's greatest questions and his highly readable writing style. Originally published in 1967, "Le Pardon", or "Forgiveness", is one of Jankelevitch'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 heinous as the Holocaust. Like so many of Jankelevitch'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 masterfully captures Jankelevitch's melodic prose and, in a substantive introduction, reviews his life and intellectual contributions.

"Forgiveness" is an essential part of that legacy, and this indispensable English translation provides key tools for understanding one of the great Western philosophers of the twentieth century.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophy Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 27/02/2013 ISBN-13: 9780226045658  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Vladimir Jankelevitch (1903-85) held the chair in moral philosophy at the Sorbonne from 1951 to 1978. He is the author of more than twenty books on philosophy and music, including the recently translated Music and the Ineffable. Andrew Kelley is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. He is also the translator of Josef Popper Lynkeus's The Individual and the Value of Human Life.

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