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Revenge and social conflict

Author: Kit Richard Christensen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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An in-depth philosophical study of the nature and immorality of revenge.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Christensen, Kit Richard.
Revenge and social conflict.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016016508
(OCoLC)946580013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kit Richard Christensen
ISBN: 9781316799772 1316799778 9781316799680 1316799689 1316795977 9781316795972 9781316799505 1316799506
OCLC Number: 958455767
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title ; Title page ; Copyright information ; Table of contents ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Part I The Nature of Revenge ; 1 Revenge: What It Is and What It Isn't ; 2 A Little Natural History ; 2.1 Homo vindicans? ; 2.2 Human Adaptability and Common Values. 3 Interpretations of Harm, Norms of Personal Response 3.1 The Social Construction of Personal Harm ; 3.2 Personal Payback ; 3.3 Revenge as Duty, or as ''Only'' Emotional Response ; 4 Groups as Victims and Avengers ; 4.1 The Moral Status of Groups. 4.2 Collective Harm, Solidarity, and Identity 4.3 Can Groups Get Even? ; Part II The Morality of Revenge ; 5 Revenge, Punishment, and the State ; 5.1 Moral Choices and the Role of the Magistrate ; 5.2 State Violence, Personal Violence, and Social Control. 6 The Immorality of Revenge, Considering the Consequences 7 Some Nonconsequentialist Responses ; 7.1 Against Revenge, Regardless of Consequences ; 7.2 Trying and Failing to Defend Revenge ; 8 War and Vengeance ; 8.1 The Rancorous Imagination and Warmongering. 8.2 Moral Evaluation of War and the Rejection of Collective Revenge 9 Undermining Vengeance, Building Sustainable Peace ; 9.1 Downstream: Vindication without Vindictiveness ; 9.2 Upstream: No More Fear of ''Them, '' No More Anger at ''Them'' ; Bibliography ; Index.
Responsibility: Kit R. Christensen.

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