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Jean Hampton on Immorality, Self-Hatred, and Self-Forgiveness


Jeffrie G. Murphy


Arizona State University College of Law

1998

Philosophical Studies, Vol. 89, pp. 215-236, 1998

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This article addresses the issue of self-forgiveness in response to the arguments propounded by Jean Hampton. It specifically addresses what self-forgiveness is, under what circumstances self-forgiveness is a good, and how forgiveness from a victim might bring about self-forgiveness. This article argues against Hampton’s theory of self-forgiveness through introspective moral psychology. The kind of self-hatred that Hampton calls moral hatred cannot be explained by her defiance view of immorality because we typically hate ourselves, not because of such abstract and formal violations of moral rules, but because we see vividly the harm that we have inflicted on others by such violations.

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Keywords: Self-Forgiveness, Criminal Law, Jean Hampton

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Murphy, Jeffrie G., Jean Hampton on Immorality, Self-Hatred, and Self-Forgiveness (1998). Philosophical Studies, Vol. 89, pp. 215-236, 1998. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1469730

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