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The Moral Punishment Instinct

Author: Jan-Willem van Prooijen
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: Perspectives on justice and morality.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" Punishment of offenders is one of the most universal features of human behavior. Across time and cultures it has been common for people to punish offenders, and one can easily find examples of punishment among ancient hunter-gatherers, in holy scriptures, in popular culture, and in contemporary courts of law. Punishment is not restricted to criminal offenders, but emerges within all spheres of our social life,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan-Willem van Prooijen
ISBN: 9780190609979 0190609974
OCLC Number: 1006466663
Description: ix, 291 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Motives for Punishment --
Reason or Intuition? --
Origins of the Moral Punishment Instinct --
Punishment and Cooperation --
When Punishment Backfires --
Black Sheeps versus Ingroup Favoritism --
Punishing Dangerous Outsiders --
Revenge, Gossip, and Restorative Justice.
Series Title: Perspectives on justice and morality.
Responsibility: Jan-Willem van Prooijen.

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Why do we universally punish offenders? This book proposes that people possess a moral punish instinct: a hard-wired tendency to aggress against those who violate the norms of their group. This  Read more...

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This book could make for an interesting read for students and general readers, if only to stimulate renewed debate on the contentious ideas it rehashes * Metapsychology Online Reviews *

 
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