Truth in Reconciliation

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To what extent is truth required for reconciliation of peoples in conflict? What kind of truth? Objective truth, subjective truth? Maybe reconciliation require that the pursuit of truth be limited? The trial of the former “Khmer Rouge” leaders in Cambodia for crimes against humanity provides a case where these issues are examined.

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Correspondence to Alphonso Lingis.

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Lingis, A. Truth in Reconciliation. Bioethical Inquiry 8, 239 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-011-9306-2

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Keywords

  • Truth
  • Objective and subjective truth
  • Reconciliation
  • Khmer Rouge trial