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  • Socrates: Justice, And Justice In The State

    (434e) Therefore, by finding justice in the state, justice in the individual can be found as well. (434e) Socrates begins his explanation by identifying the four cardinal virtues; wisdom, courage, self-discipline, and justice in the state. He finds that in a perfect state, the Guardians or rulers possess wisdom; the ability to make just decisions and do what’s best for their state, (428d) the Auxiliaries or soldiers posses courage to protect the state in all circumstances, despite many temptations, (430a) and lastly, everyone, but mostly the working class posses self-discipline (431b) because they are more likely to desire for pleasures, since they relatively lack the ability to resist such desires when compared with Guardians or Auxiliaries. (431c) Adding on, he suggests that when the three different parts of the state perform their specialized virtues well and harmoniously, justice can be realized. To explain the statement above further, that is because justice is minding one’s own business and not interfering with others; for rulers to seek and practice only wisdom, which is what they are most naturally suited for, and not courage because courage is a virtue of other people.…

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  • My Values, Justice, And The Value Of Justice

    is the value of justice. To me, justice is a value that ensures equality, fairness, and adherence to the truth. Eliminating oppression and seeing all humans as equal is a value that guides my being. A second value that I adhere to is wisdom. I strongly believe in gaining a depth of understanding in order to have insight to the truth. Lastly, the value that guides me is simplicity. Being able to deal with life's complexity with a positive and playful perspective is a reminder that life is too…

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  • Justice And Injustice

    Justice is a concept known throughout all nations and cultures. Justice began as a name people in New England used to distribute judgement and punishment on people who had done wrong. In any situation, be it in a courtroom, in line at a coffee shop, or in the classroom, we all want people to treat us fairly. In the United States, justice appears in front of a judge, presenting a case, and being found guilty or not guilty. When justice is served, we get a sense of fulfillment, and when there is…

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  • Justice In Plato And Plato's Concept Of Justice

    I think Plato’s conception of justice is the that if everyone in society were to follow their destined role, and not fall out of line by doing the opposite of what their meant to do in life, then justice can be complete. Plato’s problem is that he wants to find perfect justice and he is also trying to figure out whether or not it is possible to teach moral behaviors to members in a society. Even though you can teach moral behaviors, not everyone wants to learn or be taught. This makes Plato’s…

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  • Social Justice In John Rawls: A Theory Of Justice

    John Rawls in his “A Theory of Justice” tries to identify an alternative viable theory of social justice to other predominant doctrines, which have dominated our philosophical tradition. While the author acknowledges that most citizens and institutions recognise the principle of social justice, he also underlines that their conceptions on the distribution of basic rights and duties are influenced by their interests and hence, are not always to the advantage of all citizens. In fact, Rawls…

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  • Retributive Justice And Social Justice In Saville In Felony

    Characterisation and language features concerning the values of retributive justice, power, and integrity are used by Saville in Felony (2014) to comment on the idea of telling truths and issues of self-reproach and social justice. Carl and Julie’s differing truths on guilt and punishment, as articulated through their depiction and verbal expression, are placed in opposition to the value of retributive justice by Saville. The characterisation of Ankhila as marginalised and her dialogue with Jim…

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  • Aristotle And Thomas Hobbes: Justice In The State Of Justice

    Justice Justice. It is at the heart and soul of the American ideology. We believe there is no such thing as a civil society without it. We fought a revolution to free ourselves from the laws of an unjust king. It is the only virtue stated in our pledge of allegiance, and for the last two hundred and forty years we have tried to uphold this virtue in every part of our democracy, but what is justice? Meriam-Webster Dictionary says justice is the administration of law; especially: the…

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  • Justice: Justice And Political Idealism In Plato's Republic

    In the book Plato’s Republic, the argument is a question of what justice is. Justice is the question that all characters in the book are trying to explain for the purpose of developing in their own opinion an ideal city. Socrates tries to form this perfect city where everyone will follow the rules implemented. While building the city everything is done in a matter to see the good or bad of each individual. So many rules each have to follow to form a just city that is not made of good people…

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  • Summary Of Individual Justice To Political Justice By Socrates

    switching from individual justice to political justice. In order to do this, the group will have to construct a completely good city so that it is fully virtuous and just. When the city is finished, he will discuss the soul. Socrates starts his city in very basic stages until he finally talks about making it luxurious. However, appetite desires always occur and must be accounted for. Guardians are made to protect against these desires and madness. Socrates also makes the point that a person must…

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  • Theories Of Justice By Sixtus Adeola, Justice And Its Implications

    2.1.1 Theories of Justice Commutative Justice This type of justice, according to Sixtus Adeola, in his book, Justice and its Implications, is a “virtue that regulates the activities of people in any given community; which also includes the rights between one individual and another individual” (25). He believes that in commutative justice, “the concept of restitution is much more emphasised, and that any violation of commutative justice imposes on the guilty party the duty of restitution” (30).…

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