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After Injury: A Historical Anatomy of Forgiveness, Resentment and Apology

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2019.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ashraf H. A. Rushdy, After Injury: A Historical Anatomy of Forgiveness, Resentment and Apology, Oxford University Press, 2018, 288pp., $34.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190851972. Reviewed by Christopher Bennett, University of Sheffield The topics covered in this book -- forgiveness, resentment and apology -- have been undergoing something of a revival in philosophical interest over the past twenty or thirty years. However, as can often happen, the growth in intensity of philosophical scrutiny has corresponded to a growth in the abstractness of the examples that are meant to underpin the theorising. Examples that call to mind the rich field of experience to which philosophers' schemata are meant to be adequate are rare. It would introduce a more complex set of examples, and hence a more adequate set of data for philosophers to exercise their minds over, if those working on these topics drew on a wider range of experience, and hence did... Read More

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