2011 Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value

  • 18 Jul 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Australian Catholic University, North Sydney campus
2011 Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value
"On Forgiveness: Narrative and Lyrical"
Prof Kevin Hart, FAHA - ACU Eric D'Arcy Professor of Philosophy

A common view of forgiveness involves the idea that it happens spontaneously; it is ersonal, immediate, a gift, miraculous, without reason. There is much to be said for this view, which I call "lyrical forgiveness". However, reflection on moral problems of forgiveness leads one to counter-examples that call forth another perspective, one that I call "narrative forgiveness". In what ways is forgiveness embedded in narratives, both personal and inter-personal? How does a narrative approach to forgiveness allow us to understand better the nature of forgiving and the need to forgive?

Monday 18 July
ACU, North Sydney campus
40 Edward St, North Sydney
Room C3-01; 6.00-8.00pm

Free admission, but limited seating. RSVP to simone.weilATacu.edu.au.

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