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Moral repair: Reconstructing moral relations after wrongdoing.

Spelman, Elizabeth V.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Hypatia. 23(4):228-233.

Here, as in her earlier Moral Understandings, Walker treats morality “as a
phenomenon of human life in real time and space consist[ing] in trust-based
relations anchored on our expectations of one another that require us to take
responsibility for what we do or fail to do, and that allow us to call others to
account for what they do or fail to do” (1998, 23). On her view, which we might
call that of a moral anthropologist as much as a moral psychologist, morality
is the study of us as beings capable of entering into, sustaining, damaging, and
repairing such relations. (excerpt)


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