Hume on forgiveness and the unforgivable

Pettigrove, G. (2007) Hume on forgiveness and the unforgivable. Utilitas, 19(04), pp. 447-465. (doi: 10.1017/S0953820807002749)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pettigrove, Professor Glen
Authors: Pettigrove, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Utilitas
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1741-6183
Published Online:12 November 2007

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