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Hume on Forgiveness and the Unforgivable

  • GLEN PETTIGROVE (a1)
Abstract

Are torture and torturers unforgivable? The article examines this question in the light of a Humean account of forgiveness. Initially, the Humean account appears to suggest that torturers are unforgivable. However, in the end, I argue it provides us with good reasons to think that even torturers may be forgiven.

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R. S. Downie , ‘Forgiveness’, Philosophical Quarterly 15 (1965), pp. 128f.

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Utilitas
  • ISSN: 0953-8208
  • EISSN: 1741-6183
  • URL: /core/journals/utilitas
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