WEBINAR: Practical Philosophy Seminar: Maria Seim
"The standing to forgive and conditional forgiveness"
Maria Seim, Doctoral Research Fellow in Practical Philosophy, University of Oslo
This event will take place via zoom.
The philosophical literature on the standing to forgive is divided. Some argue that only victims have the standing to forgive (Murphy and Hampton 1988, Walker 2013), while others argue that third parties also have the standing to forgive (Pettigrove 2009, MacLachlan 2008, Chaplin 2019). This paper argues for the victim’s unique standing to forgive by way of a specific account of the nature of forgiveness. When accounting for forgiveness we are met with the ‘paradox of forgiveness’. In solving the paradox, we end up with an account of forgiveness that denies the possibility of third party forgiveness.