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Forgiveness and Mercy

(Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law)
  • By Jeffrie Murphy
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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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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780521395670
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780521395670
    • ISBN 10: 0521395674
    • Publication Date: 07/01/1990
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Jeffrie Murphy
    • Page Count: 206
    • Width: 5.95 inches
    • Height: 0.62 inches
    • Length: 8.89 inches
    • Weight: 0.70 pounds
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