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The Resource The bad conscience, Vladimir Jankélévitch ; translated by Andrew Kelley

The bad conscience, Vladimir Jankélévitch ; translated by Andrew Kelley

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The bad conscience
Title
The bad conscience
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Vladimir Jankélévitch ; translated by Andrew Kelley
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Vladimir Jankélévitch was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century philosophy. In 'The bad conscience', published in 1933 and subsequently revised and expanded, Jankélévitch lays the foundations for his later work, Forgiveness, grappling with the conditions that give rise to the moral awareness without which forgiveness would make no sense. Remorse, or "the bad conscience, " arises from the realization that the acts one has committed become irrevocable. This realization, in turn, gives rise to an awareness of moral virtues and values, as well as freedom and the responsibilities freedom entails. Thus, while the majority of moral systems try to shield us from remorse, the remedy for the bad conscience lies not in repentance but in the experience of remorse itself. To this careful and sensitive English-language translation of 'The bad conscience', translator Andrew Kelley has added a substantial introduction situating the work in historical and intellectual context. Notes throughout indicate differences between this and earlier editions. A thought-provoking critique of standard conceptions of moral philosophy, The Bad Conscience restores this work by an important philosopher who has only recently begun to receive his due from the English-speaking world.--
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Jankélévitch, Vladimir
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1965-
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Kelley, Andrew
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Conscience
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The bad conscience, Vladimir Jankélévitch ; translated by Andrew Kelley
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
The semi-conscience -- Irreversibility -- The pacified conscience -- Postscript : on joy
Control code
FIEb17679382
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780226009537
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)877077788
Label
The bad conscience, Vladimir Jankélévitch ; translated by Andrew Kelley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The semi-conscience -- Irreversibility -- The pacified conscience -- Postscript : on joy
Control code
FIEb17679382
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780226009537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)877077788

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