is a philosophy discussion group meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
from 7.30 to 9.30pm
in the The Bull
in Tanners Street. We cover a large range of topics
. If you have an idea for a topic that you would like us to cover why not drop us a line
? There's no charge for membership and everyone is welcome to drop in. Just bring your brain and some beer money!
The principle of forgiveness is commonly taught in both traditional religions and secular
philosophies as being an important virtue. We are supposed to forgive others because that
makes us better people, while failing or refusing to forgive supposedly means that we are
giving in to baser and more violent instincts. Is this true? Why and in what sense is
forgiveness something we should value and strive for?