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Individuals and Society

David P. Barash

in Threats: Intimidation and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190055295
eISBN:
9780197523209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055295.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter examines threats and responses to threats as they play themselves out in human interactions. One of the significant topics here is crime and punishment—notably, how criminal statutes ... More


Ad Bellum Purificandum: Giving Peace a Fighting Chance

Giorgio Mariani

in Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the notion that peace is either a temporary suspension of war or, even worse, a camouflaged form of violence. It begins with a discussion of the controversy sparked by Michael ... More


Threats: Intimidation and Its Discontents

David P. Barash

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190055295
eISBN:
9780197523209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055295.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book studies situations in which individuals threaten each other or feel threatened by society, and often respond in ways that threaten social stability in turn. Animals also engage in all sorts ... More


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