Whom may we forgive? A number of people have argued that only those who are sufficiently apologetic may be forgiven. This chapter considers three of the main arguments offered against forgiving the unapologetic, which are that it condones wrongdoing, expresses a lack of self-respect, or leads to bad consequences. Each of these arguments is found wanting. Along the way the analysis sheds light on the relationship between forgiveness and apology, trust, reconciliation, condonation, self-respect, and punishment.
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