Very Bad Wizards

Episode 5: Revenge, Pt. 2: The Revenge

October 8th, 2012

Dave and Tamler continue their discussion about their favorite topic.  They talk about the evolutionary origins of retributive behavior, cross-cultural differences in revenge norms, and the proportionate punishment for someone who gives your wife a foot massage. They also play a clipfrom an interview they conducted in Nosara with local attorney Andres Gonzalez about the Costa Rican treatment of the criminals they call ‘pobrecitos.’


“Would you give a man a foot massage?”  

Robert Frank’s Passions Within Reason, one of the best books of the last 100 years.

Tamler’s article “The Two Faces of Revenge”

Dave’s post for the Harmony Blog: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Become a Philosopher-in-Residence.”

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