The Standing to Forgive

The Monist 92 (4):583-603 (2009)
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In the philosophical literature on forgiveness it is almost universally assumed that only the victim of a wrong has the standing to forgive. This paper challenges that assumption and argues for the possibility of meaningful second- and third-party forgiveness.



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