talionic


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talionic

(ˌtælɪˈɒnɪk)
adj
(Law) law of or relating to the system or legal principle of talion
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Christophe Nihan examines different versions of the talionic law not "as fundamental principle of the law in ancient Israel" (p.
My claim is not that a growing, advancing society will have no need to develop much more elaborate rules of law than the simple talionic principle, but that the lex talionis represents a foundation or a floor, without which everything else will be highly unstable.
Miller argues that under the talionic logic of revenge, taking payment in cruor is not a substitution of blood for money (25).
Talionic law sought to moderate punishment, not encourage retribution.
Figured as wildly unpredictable yet instinctually governed, as if but a bit of mechanical nature; perverse and untamable yet to a degree politically domesticable; vengeful and cruel yet possessed of a sense of natural justice; pliable and exploitable yet prone to talionic vengeance; nomadic yet enraged by the dispossession of their traditional homelands; anarchic yet politically inscrutable; (58) a prehistorical relic impeding the progressive march of history yet a doomed race naturally fated to extinction; wolves in sheep's clothing, the fantasy of the indigenous beast was made to bear the burden of colonial/American abjection, to encapsulate all that would need to be eradicated or repressed in the colonial and later American pursuit of autonomization from nature and thereby of purity.
Because human beings should enforce justice as instruments of God's justice, how should a Noahic political-legal theory understand the nature of justice in light of the talionic principle in Genesis 9:6?
40) He consequently indicates that since no punishment from a crude talionic perspective can fit serious human rights atrocities, justice only demands that more serious crimes should receive stronger disapproval then the less serious ones.
By contrast, TFT is evidence of the lowest (preconventional) stages of moral development, where what is right is expressed in talionic terms (rewards and punishments).
not interpersonal relations); and, second, that context links the talionic formula directly to sanction of capital punishment (as we observed above).
Sharia law may fully acknowledge the talionic principle, but Islamic clergymen play an important role in persuading victims to be moderate in requesting blood money or to engage in other acts of mercy or reconciliation.
The strain of the first quatrain's unappeasable vision of a talionic, retributionist Deity offers a limited release in the volta, or "turn," of the second quatrain.