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Hull and East Riding Humanist Group

A social group for humanists, atheists, secularists, sceptics and agnostics

Forgiveness

Posted by Tim on 21/10/2019
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What is forgiveness? Is it an act or a process? Should we, or perhaps can we, forgive wrongs done to another? Is it right to forgive wrongdoers too quickly? And (something we should be prepared to consider) are there some things that are simply unforgivable?
Our October meeting was a talk by Dr Stephen Burwood. Dr Burwood’s research interests are primarily in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of human embodiment, though he has also written in the fields of environmental philosophy and the philosophy of education. Stephen is a member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Humanist Philosophers Group. His other interests include the later Wittgenstein, especially On Certainty. Recent publications include An Introduction to Metaphilosophy (with Søren Overgaard and Paul Gilbert) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Our September meeting was a “hands-on” talk by John Killingbeck on the history, botany, aesthetics and human relationships of a range of familiar British trees. He brought in live specimens of the trees for attendees to look at.