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Overriding feelings of aversion

Forgiveness

Norvin Richards

Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy, 1988

Research details

Type of paper: Theoretical/Conceptual/Review

Open Access: No

Description

When we are done wrong, how should we react? If the answer is that we should take offense and hold the behavior against the wrong-doer, should that remain our attitude as time goes by? Or should we put what happened behind us and forgive? What would be a reason to forgive, and how strong can such reasons be? Can it be wrong _not_ to forgive?