Two arguments against the punishment-forbearance account of forgiveness

Philosophical Studies 165 (3):915-920 (2013)
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One account of forgiveness claims that to forgive is to forbear punishment. Call this the Punishment-Forbearance Account of forgiveness. In this paper I argue that forbearing punishment is neither necessary nor sufficient for forgiveness
Keywords Forgiveness  Punishment  Blame  Revenge
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