Imperative values of a logical forgiveness

Naik, Abhayraj (2010) Imperative values of a logical forgiveness. Socio-Legal Review, 6. pp. 101-119. ISSN 0973-5216

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This article deals with the nuances of the concept of forgiveness' and its role in shaping law and societal institutions. In the back ground of Aurel Kolnai1 notions on the act of forgiveness, the author analyses the different conceptualizations of forgiveness. The logical paradox of forgiveness as formulated by Kolnai is considered. The article argues that the notion of 'divine forgiveness' is not vulnerable to this paradox. Hence there is a need for interpersonal forgiveness to adopt some of the premises on which divine forgiveness is based on. The critical interrelations between the concepts of forgiveness, patience and trust and their role in approximating interpersonal forgiveness with divine forgiveness are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Concept of forgiveness | Aurel Kolnai | Act of forgiveness
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 07:29
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2022 07:29
Official URL: https://77c86aee-837e-44bb-89c9-565f7c248f89.files...
Additional Information: I am indebted to Professor Jules Coleman and Professor Anthony Kronman for promoting my nascent research interest in this area. I thank my student Neelam Singh for excellent research assistance and for reviewing an earlier draft. I am highly indebted to a number of family, friends and colleagues, far too many to mention here, who were willing to seriously discuss forgiveness with me. Acknowledgments are also due to the editors and an anonymous reviewer of the Socio-Legal Review for comments and suggestions on an earlier draft.


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