Prof John Lippitt on Love's Forgiveness

Sophia Annual Public Lecture: Love's Forgiveness

Love's Forgiveness - this lecture will introduce some of the key questions about forgiveness raised by philosophers in recent decades. It will aim to show the value of drawing on religious as well as purely secular accounts of forgiveness, and explore the question of what it might mean to view forgiveness as a "work of love’", connecting the disposition to forgive with such virtues as humility and hope.

Speaker: Professor John Lippitt

John Lippitt is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Ethics & Society at The University of Notre Dame Australia. He also holds honorary professorships at Deakin University and the University of Hertfordshire. As well as Love's Forgiveness (Oxford, 2020), his books include The Routledge Guidebook to Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling (second edition, 2016) and Kierkegaard and the Problem of Self-Love (Cambridge, 2013). John has also published on such topics as virtues and vices (including hope, humility and pride), the philosophy of love and friendship, and the relevance of philosophy for psychotherapy. He has also served as an ethics advisor to various police forces in the UK.

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