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Socrates Exchange: What is Forgiveness?

In our next installment of The Socrates Exchange we're asking the question: “What is forgiveness?” Can we truly forgive? What are the key features of forgiveness? Is forgiving always a virtue, or can it be a sign of weakness or lack of self-respect? Post your comments, then respond to others on this page.


  • Nick Smith, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire, Advisor to the Socrates Society at UNH and Project Advisor to the Socrates Exchange