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Talionic law sought to moderate punishment, not encourage retribution.
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?
In the popular imagination, "retribution" may be equated with vengeance or the talionic law of "an eye for an eye," but contemporary retributive theories do not aim for some sort of equalization of the suffering of victims and offenders as an end in itself.
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).
Thus, both the text from Exodus 22 and that from Deuteronomy 19 agree that false accusers should be punished in a talionic manner by receiving a penalty that mirrors what they were seeking when they first brought charges.
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.
It is difficult to conceive of a punishment other than death that could fit most serious ICL crimes in a talionic sense.
the history of punishment was one in which the primitive talionic rule