Philosophical Studies

, Volume 165, Issue 3, pp 915–920

Two arguments against the punishment-forbearance account of forgiveness


DOI: 10.1007/s11098-012-9996-2

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Warmke, B. Philos Stud (2013) 165: 915. doi:10.1007/s11098-012-9996-2


One account of forgiveness claims that to forgive is to forbear punishment. Call this the Punishment-Forbearance Account of forgiveness. In this paper I argue that forbearing punishment is neither necessary nor sufficient for forgiveness.


Forgiveness Punishment Blame Revenge 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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