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Topics in Philosophy and Jewish Thought - Forgiveness - Reconciliation - Resentment

We will look at critical analyses of the themes of forgiveness, atonement, reconciliation, and resentment as an alternative to forgiveness. These notions often also involve the themes of retribution and sacrifice, and are sometimes encountered in political contexts in which it is a question of transitional justice. We will study works by Hermann Cohen, Jacques Derrida, Emmanuael Levinas, Jean Amery, Thomas Brudholm, and Jill Stauffer. Syllabus and updates will be posted to my homepage:


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No

Dana Hollander

Associate Professor | Member, MA Program in Cultural Studies & Critical Theory | Associate Member, Department of Philosophy