Difference between revisions of "Violence"

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'''Violence''' is [[physical]] [[force]] applied for unethical reasons such as aggression, abuse or exploitation. Its ethical opposite is [[self-defense]] or defense of another.
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'''Violence''' is [[physical]] [[force]] applied for unethical reasons such as [[aggression]], [[abuse]] or [[exploitation]]. Its ethical opposite is [[self-defense]] or defense of another.
  
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Most countries have laws against violence, although outside of the [[democratic world]] governments typically employ violence against their own citizenry.
  
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*Excessive violence is naturally associated with other forms of [[social pathology]]. [http://www.familyresearchinst.org/FRI_EduPamphlet4.html]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:06, 24 November 2007

Violence is physical force applied for unethical reasons such as aggression, abuse or exploitation. Its ethical opposite is self-defense or defense of another.

Most countries have laws against violence, although outside of the democratic world governments typically employ violence against their own citizenry.