Talion Principle

A primitive, unrealistic belief, conforming to the Biblical injunction of an ‘eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’ which in psychoanalysis refers to the fear that all injury, actual or intended, will be punished in kind
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Many people believe--and among them are intellectuals which we take seriously- that the only way Macedonia can deal with the former regime is to apply precisely the 'talion principle', which says "eye for eye, tooth for tooth".
89-153), Bauschke argues that the GR differs significantly from the "eye for an eye" talion principle, as it expects empathy with an opponent.