The article offers information on the legal aspects of apologizing and its place in dispute resolution. The typology of apology under the book "Mea Culpa" of sociologist Nicholas Tavuchis is mentioned, which distinguishes between authentic and inauthentic apologies. It reports that authentic apology acknowledges the legitimacy of the violated rule through speech, admits fault for its violation and expresses regret for the harm caused by the violation.
When More Than Sorry Matters,
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