Debating Forgiveness: A Reply to My Critics [Book Review]

Philosophia 38 (3):457-473 (2010)
In this essay I offer a detailed reply to three critics (whose commentaries are included in this issue of Philosophia) of my Forgiveness: a Philosophical Exploration (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). The topics explored include the nature and limits of forgiveness; its unconditional or conditional character; the problem of distinguishing between central and marginal cases; the analysis of political apology; and questions of philosophical methodology
Keywords Forgiveness  Unconditional forgiveness  Conditional forgiveness  Paradigm cases  Excuse  Condonation  Clemency  Mercy  Reconciliation  Anger  Moral ideals  Virtue theory  Secular and religious approaches  Analytical strategy
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-010-9245-x
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