235: Why people think their violence is morally justified (Tage Rai)

June 24, 2019

We typically think of violence as being caused by a lack of control, or by selfish motives. But what if, more often than not, violence is intended to be morally righteous? That’s the thesis of the book “Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships.” Author Tage Rai debates his book’s thesis with Julia. Plus: What does The Iliad teach us about changing attitudes about morality over time?


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