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date: 06 December 2019

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This chapter examines the six elements of sociality and highlights some common and interrelated themes that emerge from the previous section. One such theme, for which the authors take different positions, is the relationship of “animality” to the human essence. Other important facets of humanity are discussed: moral disengagement, human nature, and human uniqueness. The chapter considers how abstract concepts such as morality and justice offer ways in which to reflect upon the more basic building blocks of human relationships such as punishment and helping. Different motivations and reactions concerning helping behavior are proposed to have roots in uniquely human phenomena such as gratitude and self-regard.

Keywords: justice, moral disengagement, morality, motivation, punishment, relationships, sociality, uniqueness, animality, human essence

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