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Forgiveness and love

Glen Pettigrove

in Forgiveness and Love

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199646555
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741975 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646555.003.0005
Forgiveness and love

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What is the relationship between forgiveness and love? Both in everyday conversation and in the theoretical literature on forgiveness, it is commonly suggested that the two are closely related. However, the precise nature of this relationship is puzzling. This chapter attempts to clarify the nature of the connection between forgiveness and love. It begins by sketching an account of love and defending it from objections raised by Ebels-Duggan, Frankfurt, Hurka, and Velleman. This account of love, together with the account of forgiveness developed in the book’s opening chapters, are combined to illuminate the relationship between forgiveness and love.

Keywords: forgiveness; love; Ebels-Duggan; Frankfurt; Hurka; Velleman

Chapter.  15042 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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