Forgiveness Does Not Necessarily Mean Forgetting, Says Duke Philosopher and Neuroscientist

March 2, 2022

By Jennifer Prather

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How can you help someone who cannot forgive to move on? 

Memory and forgiveness can both coexist, said researcher Felipe De Brigard, the Fuchsberg-Levine Family Associate Professor of Philosophy and Neuroscience at Duke University. 

De Brigard spoke about his work in the U.S. and Colombia in his talk “Perdon: To Forgive is to Remember… Differently” on Wednesday, Feb. 23, as part of the series Colombia: Five Years of Peace? in collaboration with Wednesdays at the Center.

The talk was co-sponsored by the Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center, the Duke Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) and the Duke Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS.)

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