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The virtues of vengeance, Peter A. French

Label
The virtues of vengeance
Title
The virtues of vengeance
Statement of responsibility
Peter A. French
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although most moral philosophers reject vengeance as a barbaric sentiment, Peter French argues that it has fallen into disrepute without being seriously examined with respect to its real moral value. In beginning his philosophical examination of the virtues of vengeance, he investigates the use of vengeance themes in literature and popular culture. Literary works from the Iliad to Hamlet and modern film Westerns such as Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven are reviewed in his exploration of the philosophical and ethical aspects of vengeance. He then concentrates on the conditions that could make acts of vengeance virtuous." "In the course of his study of vengeance as a moral concept, French exposes important distinctions between types of moral theories (karmic and non-karmic) and between people who are morally handicapped and those who are morally challenged. He examines concepts relevant to vengeance, such as honor, moral authority, and evil, and issues such as the rationality of revenge and proportionality in punishment."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
French, Peter A
Dewey number
179
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1490
LC item number
.F74 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revenge
  • Ethics
Label
The virtues of vengeance, Peter A. French
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Vengeance in literature and popular culture -- Some literary foundations: a survey -- The Western vengeance films -- pt. 2. Philosophical analysis of vengeance -- The concept -- The conditions -- The avenger: the authority condition -- The target: the desert condition -- The tailored fit: the proportionality condition
Control code
45162111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780700610761
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00049959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The virtues of vengeance, Peter A. French
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Vengeance in literature and popular culture -- Some literary foundations: a survey -- The Western vengeance films -- pt. 2. Philosophical analysis of vengeance -- The concept -- The conditions -- The avenger: the authority condition -- The target: the desert condition -- The tailored fit: the proportionality condition
Control code
45162111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780700610761
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00049959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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