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Author Booth, William James, author

Title Memory, historic injustice, and responsibility / W. James Booth
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Contents Introduction. an Archipelago of absence -- Justice between past and present -- Is the past a foreign country? -- Doing justice to the dead -- Conclusion
Summary "What is it to do justice to the absent victims of past injustice, given the distance that separates us from them? Grounded in political theory and guided by the literature on historical justice, W. James Booth restores the dead to their central place at the heart of our understanding of why and how to deal with past injustice. Testimonies and accounts from the race war in the United States, the Holocaust, post-apartheid South Africa, Argentina's Dirty War and the conflict in Northern Ireland help advance and defend Booth's claim that caring for the dead is a central part of addressing past injustice. Memory, Historic Injustice, and Responsibility is an insightful and original book on the relationship of past and present in thinking about what it means to do justice. A valuable addition to the currently available literature on historical justice which will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, philosophy, history, and law"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes W. James Booth is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His current research is focused on memory, identity and justice. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Booth was on the faculties of McGill University and Duke University. At Vanderbilt, Booth teaches courses in the history of political thought, religion and politics, and graduate and undergraduate seminars on topics in contemporary theory
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Subject Justice (Philosophy)
Justice -- History
Justice, Administration of
Memory (Philosophy)
Justice (Philosophy)
Justice, Administration of.
Memory (Philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019040856
ISBN 0429324545