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Historical Redress By Richard Vernon

Historical Redress

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Provides an introduction to philosophical implications of the surge of political and ethical interest in historical redress. This book addresses main issues and arguments relating to justice, memory, apology and citizenship, and concludes by arguing for a forward-looking approach that focuses on the right of future generations to live just lives.
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Historical Redress: Must We Pay for What We Did? by Richard Vernon

This title provides an introduction to the philosophical implications of the recent surge of political and ethical interest in historical redress. Should the British Museum return the Elgin Marbles to Greece? Should settler societies in North America and Australasia compensate the aboriginal people whom they dispossessed? Should Israel have accepted Germany's compensation for Nazi extermination policies? The last twenty years have seen a remarkable surge of political and ethical interest in historical redress - that is, the righting of old wrongs. In this fascinating book, Richard Vernon argues that whatever the kind of redress that's at issue, and whether the wrong is large or small, an important philosophical issue arises. Exploring recent and high profile cases, Vernon focuses on the issue of responsibility. Responsibility isn't something inherited, like property or one's DNA. How, then, can it fall to one generation to make good the wrongs done by another? The book addresses all the main issues and arguments relating to justice, memory, apology and citizenship, and concludes by arguing for a forward-looking approach that focuses on the right of future generations to live just lives. "Think Now" is a new series of books which examines central contemporary social and political issues from a philosophical perspective. These books aim to be accessible, rather than overly technical, bringing philosophical rigour to modern questions which matter the most to us. Provocative yet engaging, the authors take a stand on political and cultural themes of interest to any intelligent reader.

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About Richard Vernon


Richard Vernon is Distinguished University Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. His previous publications include Citizenship and Order: Studies in French Political Thought (University of Toronto Press, 1986), The Career of Toleration: John Locke, Jonas Proast, and After (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997), Political Morality: A Theory of Liberal Democracy (Continuum, 2001) and Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Table of Contents


Introduction; 1. Does the Past Have Rights?; 2. Who Benefits?; 3. What Memory Calls For; 4. Nations or States; 5. What's Special About History?; 6. Conclusion: Back to the Future; Further Reading; Index.

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GOR009521560
Historical Redress: Must We Pay for What We Did? by Richard Vernon
Richard Vernon
Think Now
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Continuum Publishing Corporation
2012-07-19
192
1441121315
9781441121318
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