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Forgiveness and Its Moral Dimensions

Brandon Warmke, Dana Kay Nelkin, and Michael McKenna

Abstract

What is to forgive someone? Is it primarily a change in one’s emotions, in one’s behavior, or something else? What is the connection between forgiveness and blaming attitudes like resentment? What is the relationship between forgiveness and free will? The chapters in this book explore not only these questions about the nature of forgiveness but also questions about the norms of forgiveness. Is forgiveness necessarily gift-like, and thus always discretionary? Is forgiveness ever prohibited or required? What is the relationship between forgiveness and apology? Does love require us to forgive? Ho ... More

Keywords: forgiveness, blame, resentment, apology, free will, reconciliation, love, respect, protest, emotions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190602147
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190602147.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brandon Warmke, editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University

Dana Kay Nelkin, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego

Michael McKenna, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

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Contents

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1 Forgiveness

Brandon Warmke, Dana Kay Nelkin, and Michael McKenna

2 The Forgiven

David Shoemaker

8 The Sunflower

Eleonore Stump

9 Forgiving Evil

Eve Garrard and David McNaughton

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