Is Violence a Human Instinct?
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This paper proposes that violence is a human instinct and natural expression of anger. The writer explains that, without society to judge violent actions as right or wrong, they should not be termed abnormal. The paper suggests that violence in its most pure form without provocation can be reasonably said to be normal human behavior.
From the Paper:"Violence is as natural to human instinct as its basic form - anger. Emotion is natural but civilization teaches us how to control our emotions so as to not impact harmfully those emotions onto others. Without civilization and the teaching of perceived right and wrong we wouldn't be in a position to understand violence as being wrong. So in that regard violence is only aberrant if the expectation of society judge's violence to be wrong. Without society there is nothing abnormal about violence as it is a natural expression of anger. Furthermore in a world without a defined right and wrong, a violent act would not be perceived as wrong until the resultant emotion of guilt finds the individual after the violent act."
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- Galtung, J, 'Violence, Peace, and Peace Research', Journal of Peace Research, vol. 6, no. 3, 1969, pp. 167-191.
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