Understanding Violence

The Intertwining of Morality, Religion and Violence: A Philosophical Stance

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Descripción editorial

This volume sets out to give a philosophical “applied” account of violence, engaging with both empirical and theoretical debates in other disciplines such as cognitive science, sociology, psychiatry, anthropology, political theory, evolutionary biology, and theology. The book’s primary thesis is that violence, also understood as violence beyond the domain of physical harm, is inescapably intertwined with morality and typically enacted for “moral” reasons. To show this, the book compellingly demonstrates how morality operates to trigger and justify violence and how people, in their violent behaviors, can engage and disengage with discrete moralities. By employing concepts such as “coalition enforcement”, “moral bubbles”, “cognitive niches”, “overmoralization”, “military intelligence” and so on, the book aims to spell out how perpetrators and victims of violence systematically disagree about the very nature of violence. The author’s original claim is that disagreement can be understood naturalistically, described by an account of morality also informed by evolutionary perspectives.

GÉNERO
Informática e Internet
PUBLICADO
2011
18 de septiembre
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
356
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
VENTAS
Springer Nature B.V.
TAMAÑO
1.3
MB

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