04 May 2018

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Revenge

Dear friends,

This Sunday we are discussing: Revenge

We have all been there, when someone makes us angry and we want some
payback. This might be a big thing, betrayal by one's partner to a
simple act of being overcharged for a drink.

A sense of revenge has two component necessary conditions: a sense of
wrong doing and a strong feeling of anger. Sometimes the matter is
trivial but in many other times revenge can lead to very serious
consequences. The bombing of London during the Battle of Britain,
whether by accident or by choice, made it acceptable for the British air
force to bomb civilian targets, for example the bombing of civilian
districts in Hamburg and towards the end of the war to fire bomb Dresden.

Wars are the ultimate examples of revenge gone out of control and beyond
the boundaries of morality. But in everyday life revenge comes in
various shapes and forms. For example, leaving a bad review of a
restaurant on a social media site because the waiter was rude to you.

We, therefore, have a number of issues here. Is it always unethical to
seek revenge? Is the sense of revenge more primordial than the ethical
boundaries we impose on ourselves?

Best Lawrence

tel: 606081813
Blog: http://philomadrid.blogspot.com.es/
MeetUp https://www.meetup.com/PhiloMadrid-philosophy-group/

Gran Clavel (Café-Bar): Gran vía 11, esquina C/ Clavel, 28013—Madrid

Our new meeting place is now the Gran Clavel. We meet downstairs but
PLEASE get your drink before you come down to the library. The waiters
will direct you if you cannot find us.

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Revenge

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