Comment: NAP Cont'd (Post 2 of 3)

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NAP Cont'd (Post 2 of 3)

Of course, there is always the possibility that you made a mistake. Maybe the guy that you locked in your basement was actually your assailant's twin brother.

Obviously, you have violated the NAP even though you don't realize that you have. However, once you become aware of the fact that you have violated the NAP, then you must release the prisoner, and compensate him for the wrong that you have done him.

In other words, despite the fact that a simple statement of philosophy such as the NAP assumes that we can know things with certainty, in the real world we can and will make mistakes.

If we do make a mistake and violate the NAP, then all we can do it try to make it up to the aggrieved party.