<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Rai (Tage) - How could they? (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23369.htm">How could they?</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/R/Author_Rai (Tage).htm">Rai (Tage)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Aeon, 18 June, 2015</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23369.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PapersToNotes_23369.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Brief Notes</u> <ul type="disc"><li>The author has a good idea, namely that many violent acts are performed not:- <ol type="i"> <li>Because their authors are sadists or psychopaths, nor</li><li>Because, there s a temporary  disinhibition whereby the violence impulses we all occasionally feel even more occasionally slip out into action, nor</li><li>Because it s  in certain circumstances  the rational way to achieve your goals. </li></ol>But because their authors think that it is the right thing for them to do  indeed their duty to do it  in their particular (sub-)culture. </li><li>This idea works for all, most or some of judicial violence, military violence, parental child-discipline, domestic violence, honour-killings, vendettas and the like.</li><li>However, I wasn t convinced it worked for violence in the course of robberies and other crimes, where the rejected explanations seemed more apposite. But, maybe, from the sub-title the author agrees. </li></ul><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>Sub-title: "<FONT COLOR = "800080">Some people are ruthless. Some lose control. Yet most violence remains unfathomable. A new theory lights up the darkness</FONT>" </li><li>See <a name="W6739W"></a><A HREF = "https://aeon.co/essays/people-resort-to-violence-because-their-moral-codes-demand-it" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> </li></ul><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T10:06" pubdate>02/08/2018 10:06:44</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>