Philosophy Department



John Stuhr: "Against Forgiveness"

Friday, February 10, 2017; 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Campus Location: Psychology Building, Conference Room(0226)
Cost: Free and open to the public

What is forgiveness? What does it mean to forgive or to be forgiven? How has the meaning of forgiveness changed over time? Is forgiveness a good thing? If so, then why? If not, what would it be like to live beyond forgiveness? Drawing on philosophy, law, psychology, medicine, law, politics, and popular culture, this presentation will address these questions and map new ways of thinking about ourselves and others.

John Stuhr is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies at Emory University, as well as a Visiting Research Scholar at Cornell University. His research interests include social theory and political philosophy, ethics, pragmatism and American philosophy, 19th and 20th century European philosophy, and philosophy and contemporary culture. Professor Stuhr has published eight books, including his most recent Pragmatic Fashions: Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd (Indiana University Press, 2016) and the forthcoming co-edited Cosmopolitanism and Place.

The Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series is designed to foster a scholarly exchange about ideas important within the department and the academic community at large.

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