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The punisher's brain : the evolution of judge and jury, Morris B. Hoffman

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The punisher's brain : the evolution of judge and jury
Title
The punisher's brain
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the evolution of judge and jury
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Morris B. Hoffman
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eng
Summary
"Evolution built us to punish cheaters. Without that punishment instinct, we would never have been able to live in small groups, and would never have realized all the significant benefits that small-group living conferred, including mutual defense, cooperative hunting, property, divisions of labor and economies of scale. In fact, to a large extent our notions of right and wrong, of empathy and compassion, of fairness and justice, all come from the tensions of group living, and thus indirectly owe their very existence to punishment. It may sound strange that one key to civilization is our willingness to punish each other, but every parent knows it's true. Every parent also feels the irresistible pull not to punish too much, and in fact maybe not to punish at all - to forgive - and this, too, is a remnant of evolution. Our punishment instinct is not so much a sword ready to fall as it is a finely tuned balance, sometimes susceptible to the gentlest of breezes"--
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1952-
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Hoffman, Morris B.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT6710
LC item number
.H64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in economics, choice, and society
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  • Punishment
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Punishment
  • Social evolution
Label
The punisher's brain : the evolution of judge and jury, Morris B. Hoffman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • problem of property
  • The
  • promising animal : homo exchangius
  • Two solutions to the social problem
  • 2.
  • Detecting and blaming
  • Detecting cheaters
  • Blaming cheaters
  • Blame and punishment
  • 1. The
  • 3.
  • First-party punishment : conscience and guilt
  • The
  • moral animal
  • Empathy
  • Psychopaths
  • 4.
  • Second-party punishment : retaliation and revenge
  • The
  • avenging animal
  • most original of original sins
  • Self-defense and its cousins
  • Angry sentencing judges : are we judging or retaliating?
  • 5.
  • Third-party punishment : retribution
  • The
  • punishing animal
  • Moving from second- to third-party punishment
  • Ostracism : "The cold shoulder is just a step toward execution"
  • Punishment over time : from banishment and back again
  • The
  • The
  • roots of responsibility, excuse, and justification
  • 6.
  • Forgiveness and its signals
  • The
  • forgiving animal
  • Apology
  • Atonement
  • The
  • problem of repatriation
  • 7.
  • social problem : cheat or cooperate?
  • Delegating punishment
  • Consensus decisions : bees, monkeys, judges, and jurors
  • Trial as punishment
  • Non-judge non-jury traditions
  • The
  • golden age of the English jury
  • Modern jurors as punishers
  • 8.
  • Legal dissonances
  • The
  • Our natures lost and rediscovered
  • naturalistic fallacy : mind the gap
  • The
  • fallacy of the naturalistic fallacy
  • Closing the gap
  • 9.
  • Evaluating some process dissonances
  • Blinking to verdicts
  • Signal-to-noise problems : storytelling
  • Unanimity and the dilemma of decision versus deliberation
  • 10.
  • Culture : our small groups become large
  • Into the gap : evaluating some substantive dissonances
  • Mental state boundary problems
  • Two no intent dissonances : the felony-murder rule and corporate criminal liability
  • Two no harm dissonances : attempt and conspiracy
  • Lessons from the gap
  • 11.
  • Brains punishing brains
  • The
  • punishment ethos
  • A
  • The
  • new (and very old) way to look at punishment
  • culture and evolution of law
Control code
859168572
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 359 pages
Isbn
9781107038066
Lccn
2013037018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023576961
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859168572
Label
The punisher's brain : the evolution of judge and jury, Morris B. Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • problem of property
  • The
  • promising animal : homo exchangius
  • Two solutions to the social problem
  • 2.
  • Detecting and blaming
  • Detecting cheaters
  • Blaming cheaters
  • Blame and punishment
  • 1. The
  • 3.
  • First-party punishment : conscience and guilt
  • The
  • moral animal
  • Empathy
  • Psychopaths
  • 4.
  • Second-party punishment : retaliation and revenge
  • The
  • avenging animal
  • most original of original sins
  • Self-defense and its cousins
  • Angry sentencing judges : are we judging or retaliating?
  • 5.
  • Third-party punishment : retribution
  • The
  • punishing animal
  • Moving from second- to third-party punishment
  • Ostracism : "The cold shoulder is just a step toward execution"
  • Punishment over time : from banishment and back again
  • The
  • The
  • roots of responsibility, excuse, and justification
  • 6.
  • Forgiveness and its signals
  • The
  • forgiving animal
  • Apology
  • Atonement
  • The
  • problem of repatriation
  • 7.
  • social problem : cheat or cooperate?
  • Delegating punishment
  • Consensus decisions : bees, monkeys, judges, and jurors
  • Trial as punishment
  • Non-judge non-jury traditions
  • The
  • golden age of the English jury
  • Modern jurors as punishers
  • 8.
  • Legal dissonances
  • The
  • Our natures lost and rediscovered
  • naturalistic fallacy : mind the gap
  • The
  • fallacy of the naturalistic fallacy
  • Closing the gap
  • 9.
  • Evaluating some process dissonances
  • Blinking to verdicts
  • Signal-to-noise problems : storytelling
  • Unanimity and the dilemma of decision versus deliberation
  • 10.
  • Culture : our small groups become large
  • Into the gap : evaluating some substantive dissonances
  • Mental state boundary problems
  • Two no intent dissonances : the felony-murder rule and corporate criminal liability
  • Two no harm dissonances : attempt and conspiracy
  • Lessons from the gap
  • 11.
  • Brains punishing brains
  • The
  • punishment ethos
  • A
  • The
  • new (and very old) way to look at punishment
  • culture and evolution of law
Control code
859168572
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 359 pages
Isbn
9781107038066
Lccn
2013037018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023576961
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859168572

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