Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Getting EvenForgiveness and Its Limits$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jeffrie G. Murphy

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178555

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178555.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 September 2018

Self-Forgiveness

Self-Forgiveness

Chapter:
(p.57) Six Self-Forgiveness
Source:
Getting Even
Author(s):

Jeffrie G. Murphy

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178555.003.0007

Forgiveness is complex in nature. It is in this nature that forgiveness should be defined in accordance to the actual texture of one's moral life which is to think of it as overcoming a variety of negative feelings toward the wrongdoer. This chapter provides a description of what self-forgiveness is about and then examines the circumstances on which self-forgiveness can be considered good. Also, the chapter explores how forgiveness from one's victim can bring about self-forgiveness to the wrongdoer. A brief argument on Hampton's concept of self-hatred and how this relates to self-forgiveness is presented as well.

Keywords:   forgiveness, moral life, wrongdoer, self-forgiveness, Hampton, self-hatred

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .