Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson
DAHLEM POSTDOC Fellowship 2017: On Repentance - A Philosophical-Theological Account
Our societies - religious and secular, traditional and modern - are governed by a logic of sin and punishment, with rare moments of external redemption to erase all wrong. Little if any room is given to the idea of restorative amendment. The project of Ben-Sasson offers a philosophical analysis of the idea of religious repentance as a restorative process, and it is aimed at translating this process' significance to ethics, politics and law as well.