Gordon Marino, The New York Times —

Cover art: Leigh Wells —

Originally Published in THE STONE, Nov. 12, 2016 —

Some thinkers have portrayed regret as a humanizing emotion. The 20th-century moral philosopher Bernard Williams pointed out that, in instances where a person hurts another through no fault of her own (to use his example, a truck driver who runs over a child), we still expect her to feel remorseful….

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The Stone is from The Opinion Pages of The New York Times
A forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless. The series moderator is Simon Critchley, who teaches philosophy at The New School for Social Research.

Gordon Marino, a professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College, is the editor of “The Quotable Kierkegaard.”