Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

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by William Ian Miller
     
 

This book is a historical and philosophical mediation on paying back and buying back, that is, it is about retaliation and redemption.See more details below

Overview

This book is a historical and philosophical mediation on paying back and buying back, that is, it is about retaliation and redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521704670
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,234,574
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: a theory of justice?; 1. Introductory themes: images of evenness; 2. The Talion; 3. The Talionic mint: funny money; 4. The proper price of property in an eye; 5. Teaching a lesson: pain and poetic justice; 6. A pound of flesh; 7. Remember me: mnemonics, debts (of blood), and the making of a person; 8. Dismemberment and price lists; 9. Of hands, hospitality, personal space and holiness; 10. Satisfaction not guaranteed; 11. Comparing values and the ranking game; 12. Filthy lucre and holy dollars; Conclusion.

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