Revising the Past: On the Metaphysics of Repentance, Forgiveness, and Pardon
- Author(s): Dan-Cohen, Meir
- et al.
How do the practices listed in the subtitle manage to forestall negative reactive attitudes, such as resentment and guilt, and render them no longer appropriate? I argue that these “revisionary practices” redraw the self’s temporal boundary to exclude the wrongful act, thus releasing the wrongdoer from continuing to bear responsibility for that act.