Moral Repair

The concept of moral repair was introduced and developed by Margaret Urban Walker in 2006 to explore the process of repairing damaged relationships following blameworthy wrongful actions. Closely related to theories and practices of restorative justice, moral repair enlarges the frame of moral analysis beyond evaluation of actions, intentions, and consequences to the relational substance of morality, focusing on reparative actions for restoring relational integrity. In the context of feminist ethics of care and restorative justice, Walker demonstrates both the theoretical and the practical value of care ethics in a world where moral failure is a fact of life, however regrettable, for individuals, organizations, communities, and entire societies. Moral repair offers a constructive approach to managing moral failure. As human talent increasingly drives value in ...

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