The Philosophers' Magazine 52 (52):43-48 (2011)

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David McNaughton
Florida State University
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The repentant offender has placed himself on the side of right, so to speak – he now stands with the victim against his own previous bad behaviour, which he now rejects. He’s a proper recipient for the gift of forgiveness. It can be morally appropriate to wipe the slate clean for him. But the unrepentant offender has undergone no such change. Why should we wipe the slate clean for such a person?
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.5840/tpm20115210
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