Pirates Prisoners And Lepers Lessons From Life Outside The Law

Author: Paul H Robinson
Publisher: Potomac Books
ISBN: 1612347320
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It has long been held that humans need government to impose social order on a chaotic, dangerous world. How, then, did early humans survive on the Serengeti Plain, surrounded by faster, stronger, and bigger predators in a harsh and forbidding environment? Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepers examines an array of natural experiments and accidents of human history to explore the fundamental nature of how human beings act when beyond the scope of the law. Pirates of the 1700s, the leper colony on Molokai Island, prisoners of the Nazis, hippie communes of the 1970s, shipwreck and plane crash survivors, and many more diverse groups—they all existed in the absence of formal rules, punishments, and hierarchies. Paul and Sarah Robinson draw on these real-life stories to suggest that humans are predisposed to be cooperative, within limits. 

What these “communities” did and how they managed have dramatic implications for shaping our modern institutions. Should today’s criminal justice system build on people’s shared intuitions about justice? Or are we better off acknowledging this aspect of human nature but using law to temper it? Knowing the true nature of our human character and our innate ideas about justice offers a roadmap to a better society.


Pirates Prisoners And Lepers

Author: Paul H Robinson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1612347460
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Paul and Sarah Robinson draw on these real-life stories to suggest that humans are predisposed to be cooperative, within limits.

1984

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: ENRICH CULTURE GROUP LIMITED
ISBN: 988123560X
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1984 is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One, a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation.

Life Of Pi

Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307371126
Size: 23.63 MB
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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound.

My Brain Is Open

Author: Bruce Schechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684859807
Size: 17.15 MB
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Traces the eccentric life of legendary mathematician Paul Erdos, a wandering genius who fled his native Hungary during the Holocaust and helped devise the mathematical basis of computer science.

Would You Convict

Author: Paul H. Robinson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814769802
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He alerts the police and saves lives, transforming himself from petty criminal to national hero. These are just a few of the many provocative cases that Paul Robinson presents and unravels in Would You Convict?

Long Walk To Freedom

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140553074X
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Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.

Plunder

Author: Ugo Mattei
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470695803
Size: 74.62 MB
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This thought-provoking text is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary law, politics, and social justice.

Of Orcas And Men What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

Author: David Neiwert
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468312294
Size: 19.39 MB
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Benign and gentle, with their own languages and cultures, orcas’ amazing capacity for long-term memory and, arguably, compassion, makes the ugly story of the captive-orca industry especially damning.

A Very Bad Wizard

Author: Tamler Sommers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135108439
Size: 30.27 MB
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In the first edition of A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain – Nine Conversations, philosopher Tamler Sommers talked with an interdisciplinary group of the world’s leading researchers—from the fields of social psychology, ...

On Their Own Terms

Author: Benjamin A. ELMAN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674036476
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In this book, Elman gives a nuanced account of the ways in which native Chinese science evolved over four centuries, under the influence of both Jesuit and Protestant missionaries.