Central and Marginal Forgiveness: Comments on Charles Griswold's Forgiveness; a Philosophical Exploration

Philosophia 38 (3):439-444 (2010)
I discuss Charles Griswold’s Forgiveness, arguing that he classifies as marginal many cases that we normally count as forgiveness. Moreover the phenomenon that he calls “forgiveness at its best” may include some awful aspects of human nature. Nevertheless, there are central and important aspects of the concept that are captured by his discussion
Keywords Forgiveness  Apology  Blame  Reconciliation  Griswold
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-010-9240-2
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Lucy Allais (2008). Wiping the Slate Clean: The Heart of Forgiveness. Philosophy and Public Affairs 36 (1):33–68.

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