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Lex Talionis and Retribution

Updated Thursday 2nd April 2015

This animation explores the idea of retribution and 'an eye for an eye..' theory. 

Lex Talionis and Retribution - An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth might sound like brutal retribution but its roots were in encouraging a sense of proportion.

Find out more about Kant and the law as a deterrent 


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