John J. Stuhr – Against Forgiveness

January 26
“Against Forgiveness” John J. Stuhr, Emory University Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy & American Studies
Social Science 1019 *12:30*

“This presentation critically analyzes the nature of forgiveness across its religious, ethical, psychological, and medical dimensions. It concludes by outlining troubling assumptions and problems in the practice of forgiveness.” Dr. Stuhr is professor of philosophy and chair of philosophy at Emory University. Professor Stuhr’s areas of research include social theory and political philosophy, ethics, pragmatism and American philosophy, 19th and 20th century European philosophy, philosophy and contemporary culture. He has published on a wide array of topics such as Pragmatism, Postmodernism, and the Future of Philosophy (Routledge, 2003); Genealogical Pragmatism: Philosophy, Experience, and Community (SUNY, 1997); John Dewey (Carmichael and Carmichael, 1991). Editor of100 Years of Pragmatism: William James’s ‘Epoch-Making’ Philosophy (Indiana, forthcoming, 2009);Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy (Oxford, 2nd ed. 2000); Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Culture (SUNY, 1993). Current Projects include books on forgiveness and the unforgivable, pragmatism and philosophical criticism, and American philosophy, and a research project with the Kettering Foundation on media, public good, and democracy.