Lang, Berel
October 2009
Monist;Oct2009, Vol. 92 Issue 4, p604
Academic Journal
The author focuses on the issue of reconciliation, particularly as it played out in the famous Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up in South Africa after the end of Apartheid system. He examines nonpunitive ways of reacting to wrongdoing. He emphasizes the fact that the spectrum of possible responses to wrongdoing, even at the institutional level of the state, may not only not to be exhausted by punishment, it may not be exhausted by punishment and forgiveness.


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