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?
- “Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships” by Alan Fiske and Tage Rai
- “The Division of Labor in Society” by Emile Durkheim
- “The Iliad” by Homer
- Tage Rai’s Twitter
- Future Perfect podcast