The Socrates Exchange: Vengeance or Justice?
It’s The Socrates Exchange on the question of Justice or Vengeance. Justice is often defined as fairness, the dispassionate rule of law, while vengeance is defined as a personal vendetta. But when justice doesn’t seem enough, is vengeance the answer? Does justice bring closure while vengeance is perpetual? Does justice require that victims feel avenged? We ask these and more questions on the Socrates Exchange.
Nick Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy at UNH, advisor to the Socratic Society at UNH, and advisor to The Socrates Exchange.