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Sympathy and Vengeance

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195145502
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834969 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019514550X.003.0002
 Sympathy and Vengeance

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Justice is typically treated in philosophy and political science as a matter of theory and reasoning. I argue instead for a conception of justice (and injustice) based first of all on emotions, in particular, the emotions of compassion, caring, and vengeance.

Keywords: justice; theories of justice; philosophy; compassion; vengeance; Hume; Adam Smith; John Rawls; emotions and rationality

Chapter.  11256 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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