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Payback : the case for revenge

Payback : the case for revenge

Author: Thane Rosenbaum
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2013 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Discusses how the desire for revenge is part of human nature and argues that revenge is synonymous with justice.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosenbaum, Thane.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thane Rosenbaum
ISBN: 9780226726618 0226726614
OCLC Number: 809911111
Description: 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Running away from revenge --
Just deserts --
The emotions of revenge --
The science of mad --
Why we punish --
Other cultures and revenge --
When self-help is permissible --
Release revenge.
Responsibility: Thane Rosenbaum.


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"Because it is often regarded as 'un-Christian,' revenge has acquired a bad name. In this incisive analysis, Thane Rosenbaum argues that revenge is a hunger in most injured hearts and the very Read more...

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