The Nature and Immorality of Collective Revenge

Friday 22 September in Veröld – Vigdís’ house, room 007.

Open seminar hosted by the Institute of International Affairs, Center for Philosophy and the Center for Ethics at the University of Iceland.

The Nature and Immorality of Collective Revenge

In this open seminar Professor Kit R. Christensen will offer an account of what revenge is as a type of retaliatory violence, and how it is different from both retribution and defense against aggression. He will clarify some of the differences between individual and collective agency for purposes of moral evaluation and try to show why revenge is never morally mandatory or permissible for either individuals or groups, although under some conditions it might be morally excusable for individuals while not so for groups.

The seminar takes place in English and is open to all.