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Power of GentlenessMeditations on the Risk of Living$
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Anne Dufourmantelle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279586

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001

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Justice and Forgiveness

Justice and Forgiveness

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(p.32) Justice and Forgiveness
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Power of Gentleness
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Anne Dufourmantelle

, Katherine Payne, Vincent Sallé
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0011

For philosophers, gentleness merges with civilization. The difficulty for the Ancient Greeks is to achieve gentleness without sacrificing values of courage, resolve, and an aptitude for war necessary within any political community. Fairness conveys that mixture of equity and gentleness. Derrida explains “for-give-ness.” Gentleness contains a double gift for both giver and receiver. Christian saints are figures of force and gentleness.

Keywords:   fairness, force, forgiveness, gentleness, gift, justice, power, saint

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