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Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía (2006)
  • Robert J. Stainton, University of Western Ontario

This paper discusses, in a preliminary manner, what revengeis. (It does not address the rationality or moral standing of revenge.) In particular, it proposes four elements of revenge —an agent, a recipient, a harm intended by the former, and a harm done by the latter which provokes the revenge. Based on these four elements, it highlights both agent-internal conditions forgetting revenge, and agent external ones. Along the way, the paper contrasts revenge with related phenomena like merely getting even, and retribution.

  • revenge,
  • internalism,
  • externalism,
  • retribution
Publication Date
April 1, 2006
Publisher Statement
Open access journal
Citation Information
Robert J. Stainton. "Revenge" Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía Vol. 38 Iss. 112 (2006)
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