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IrrevocableA Philosophy of Mortality$
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Alphonso Lingis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226556765

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.001.0001

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Truth in Reconciliation

Truth in Reconciliation

(p.139) Truth in Reconciliation

Alphonso Lingis

University of Chicago Press

The joint UN-Cambodia trial of the “Khmer Rouge” leaders for crimes against humanity. Why is it essential to establish the truth of past conflict? What kind of truth can be established in a juridical trial? Objective, subjective, intersubjective truth? Does truth bring about reconciliation between parties who had long been at war? Does truth bring closure; does truth heal? Does retribution bring about reconciliation?

Keywords:   Khmer Rouge trials, subjective truth, intersubjective truth, healing power of truth, reconciliation

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