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PaybackWhy We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge$
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David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395143

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395143.001.0001

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Shall We?

(p.163) 7 Overcoming

David P. Barash

Judith Eve Lipton

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the ways in which to avoid the pain-passing trap. It presents answers within religious traditions that might be useful to readers who are interested in stopping the cycle of retaliation, revenge and redirected aggression, and who may be committed to one religious tradition or another. It covers the Jewish Way (Halakah), some Christian ways, the way of Alcoholics Anonymous, the way of Islam, Gandhi's way, the Buddhist way, the way of psychology and physiology, the game theorist's way, the economist's way, the psychiatrist's way, the way of apology, and the way of the world.

Keywords:   pain-passing, religion, Jews, Christians, Alcoholics Anonymous, Islam, Gandhi, Buddhists, psychology, game theory

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