I made the mistake of copying your "Rousseau and Freedom," paper from your blog [link]. I am sorry. My university is going to charge me with cheating. Can you please do me a big favor and temporarily take down "Rousseau and Freedom,"??? I will owe you forever. Please let me know if you can help! Thank you!
I guess it's too much to hope that the additional question marks indicate his implicit understanding of the question's absurdity...
Still, it raises an interesting philosophical question: is it a pragmatic contradiction to apologize and then seek to escape culpability? Ben suggests, "an apology is not really a true apology if the person in question does not attempt to right the wrong that has occurred." Is this right -- does attempting to evade responsibility entail that an apology is insincere? Or is it possible to genuinely admit culpability, and yet seek to avoid what you recognize to be your just deserts?