Is Forgiveness the Deliberate Refusal to Punish?

Is Forgiveness the Deliberate Refusal to Punish? In his paper, “The Paradox of Forgiveness” (this Journal 6 (2009), p. 365-393), Leo Zaibert defends the novel and interesting claim that to forgive is deliberately to refuse to punish. I argue that this is mistaken. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Moral Philosophy Brill

Is Forgiveness the Deliberate Refusal to Punish?

Journal of Moral Philosophy, Volume 8 (4): 613 – Jan 1, 2011

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2011 by Koninklijke Brill N.V., Leiden, The Netherlands
Subject
Discussion
ISSN
1740-4681
eISSN
1745-5243
DOI
10.1163/174552411X601085
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Abstract

In his paper, “The Paradox of Forgiveness” (this Journal 6 (2009), p. 365-393), Leo Zaibert defends the novel and interesting claim that to forgive is deliberately to refuse to punish. I argue that this is mistaken.

Journal

Journal of Moral PhilosophyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: forgiveness; intention; overt blame; private blame; punishment

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