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Moral Improvisation and New Obligations

F. M. Kamm

in The Moral Target

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199897520
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199950249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.003.0006

Series: Oxford Ethics Series

Moral Improvisation and New Obligations

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This chapter explores Barbara Herman's views regarding justice after the civil conflict in South Africa. It observes that her views seem to be applicable to justice after war between states, and notes that she is concerned with whether and why truth and reconciliation commissions are an allowable substitute for punishing offenders. This chapter also analyzes Herman's arguments.

Keywords: Barbara Herman; civil conflict; South Africa; war between states; truth; reconciliation; punishing offenders

Chapter.  8115 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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