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Virtuous Violence Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships

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ISBN-10: 1107458919

ISBN-13: 9781107458918

Edition: 2014

Authors: Alan Page Fiske, Tage Shakti Rai, Steven Pinker

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What motivates violence? How can good and compassionate people hurt and kill others, or themselves? Why are people much more likely to kill or assault people they know well, rather than strangers? This provocative and radical book shows that people mostly commit violence because they genuinely feel that it is the morally right thing to do. In perpetrators' minds, violence may be the morally necessary and proper way to regulate social relationships according to cultural precepts, precedents and prototypes. These moral motivations apply equally to the violence of the heroes of the Iliad, to parents smacking their child, and many modern murders and everyday acts of violence. Virtuous Violence…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/27/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-born U.S. experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and popular science author. He is a Harvard College Professor and the Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Pinker is the author of several non-fiction bestsellers including: The Language Instinct (1994), How the Mind Works (1997), Words and Rules (2000), The Blank Slate (2002), and The Stuff of Thought (2007). and The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Pinker was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and one of Prospect and Foreign Policy's…