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Stump's Forgiveness

Brandon Warmke

Abstract

To love someone, Eleonore Stump tells us, is to have two desires: a desire her objective good and a desire for union with her. In Atonement, Stump claims that loving someone—understood as having these desires—is necessary and sufficient for morally appropriate forgiveness. I offer several arguments against this claim.

Keywords

Forgiveness; atonement; satisfaction; repentance

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