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Forgiveness, As Through A Glass Darkly


Abstract ABSTRACT Forgiveness is a response to moral wrongdoing motivated by moral reasons. Long thought to be the overcoming of resentment, I will present T.M. Scanlon's view that it is best understood as the decision to blame no longer, i.e. to give up the judgment that one's relationship with another is impaired. Forgiveness has been traditionally thought of as having its locus in the forgiver. However, this has led to a number of accounts in which forgiveness has been presented as a one-sided undertaking, compromising the interpersonal character of the act. I propose a different way of viewing forgiveness, namely as the combination of two actions: the decision of the victim to forgive and of the acceptance of forgiveness by the offende... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor D'Angelo, Cindy (Author) / De Marneffe, Peter L. (Advisor) / Murphy, Jeffrie G. (Committee member) / Walker, Margaret Urban (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Philosophy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 82 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Philosophy 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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