Love, Hate, and the State, Session #6 with Zak Slayback With Zak Slayback

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Love, Hate, and the State: An Introduction to Emotions, Punishment, and Social Change Session 6: The framework thus far raises the question, “If institutions can hold us responsible, can we hold institutions responsible?” In this session, we wade into new territory with several examples of intuitive holding-responsible from the individual-to-institution framework, and the application of methodological individualism on institutions. Join Zak Slayback for the continuation of this series Thursday, December 11th at 9:30pm ET!

Further Reading:
Bell, Macalester. Hard Feelings: The Moral Psychology of Contempt, chapter 5.
Calhoun, Cheshire. “Resentment and Reproach.”
Mises, Ludwig von. “The Principle of Methodological Individualism.”
Weber, Max. Economy and Society.

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