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    2016 Dilemma of Justice Equity rather than equality? The ancient concept of justice is fundamentally different from its modern meaning. In modern times, although the institutional meaning of justice means to judge crimes or to resolve conflicts between individuals according to the laws, and although in a less institutional sense, we speak of justice in a sense of social justice that assume the fair distribution of economic wealth, power, rights and duties in society, justice in antiquity was highly

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    Justice In The Oresteia

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    characters in the play try to determine what it means to be just, what ought a just actor do, and what is the best model for achieving justice. The characters discuss ideas such as vengeance, reciprocity, balance, moderation, and finally the end result of the implied debate leads to a jury system. In this paper I will go over two of the several different interpretations of justice used in the Oresteia and compare and contrast them in order to demonstrate which is the best

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    Justice In Antigone

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    Justice is a defining factor of human motivation—it can result in the triumph or demise of a person’s actions. Nevertheless, justice is not only the blade that separates good from evil, but it is the adhesive that cements all of humanity together to form an overall gluttonous species. In the midst of injustice, both works by Martin Luther King and Sophocles question the rule of political law over moral law through civil disobedience, yet their purposes and outcomes differ from one another. Sophocles

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    committed and an individual is caught in the act, there is a set process that one follows to adhere to the rules of the criminal justice system. This method can be simplified by looking at the common flow of events: (1) an individual is arrested, (2) individual is brought to court, (3) individual receives a punishment. Though it may appear that the way in which the criminal justice system functions is sufficient, many voice the concern that there are certain key players affected by crimes that are consistently

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    The original position is a key point of Rawls’ theory of justice to set up the position for establish the principle of justice. This principle of justice is the fundamental principle to create well-ordered society which has equality and liberty. Rawls develop a theory of justice by revise the traditional social contract. He began with this statement to show his assumption “My aim is to present a conception of justice which generalizes and carries to a higher level of abstraction the familiar theory

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    Cassondra Britton Distributive Justice Environmental justice, though mistakenly thought of to be an environmental movement, is a strong social justice movement. This movement is focused on the rights of those disproportionally affected by their harmful environment. Distributive justice is an essential concept in the understanding and progression of the Environmental Justice movement. Distributive justice is most simply defined by the “fairness” in the allocation of resources. For example, if only

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    prominent and recurring themes of nobility, justice, and virtue. Edmond Dantes, a man driven and utterly changed by his insatiable thirst for revenge, which is his perceived justice, is easily comparable to the noble and great Odysseus, who takes down over a hundred mooching suitors who have tried to woo his wife. Both instances can induce many unanswerable questions, such as: “is this revenge?”. “is revenge the same as justice?”, “at what point does justice become revenge?”, and so forth. Charlotte

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    What is justice? The definition of justice is “the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness” according to (dictionary.com). We all love to believe in justice and think that we have morals. That’s not always the case because it is easy to define the word justice but isn’t easy to define everyone else’s justice. Can anyone truly achieve a mind of pure justice? We have people judge others based on law and based on what we believe is morally wrong but the problem is we

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    Thrasymachus, where they attempt to define the concept of justice. Thrasymachus states that justice is what is advantageous for the stronger, however, Socrates challenges this belief through pointing out holes in Thrasymachus’s argument. In this paper, I will reconstruct the steps of this argument in order to evaluate the claims of both Socrates and Thrasymachus and demonstrate that, Socrates had a stronger claim than Thrasymachus in regards to justice because of the flawed assumptions Thrasymachus makes

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    Intro: (Thesis) Thrasymachus believes justice is having an advantage over another because of strength. Socrates soon brings out the fallacies in this argument by mentioning how rulers help their subjects, improve the art they specialize in, and how they should be reimbursed for the service they provide. Socrates successfully refutes Thrasymachus’ theory by bringing up these fallacies and showing that justice is not just the stronger surviving, there is a genuine good in people that prevents this

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    Polemarchus’s Justice In this paper, I will be analyzing the concept of justice, tackled during the conversation between Polemarchus and Socrates. The Republic, (book I), the dialogues oppose, one by one, different concepts of justice.. Cephalus, Polemarchus, and Thrasymachus offer each an answer to the Socratic question “What is justice?”. After discussing this issue with Cephalus, it is now Polemarchus’s turn to inherit the argument. After a debate, mostly monopolized by Socrates

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    In Sophocles’ Antigone, and in Euripides’ Medea, the Greek authors take on the topic of justice. Each playwright address the issue of injustices suffered by women and the concept of natural law. In both tragedies, the female leads seek justice after unwritten laws had been broken, but they ultimately break the natural law themselves, resulting in more injustice. During Medea 's first long speech (lines 213-261), she declares that women are stricken with the most "wretched" existence on earth. Within

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    order to create justice between the cursed family and solve the unjust created by Creon, to

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    In his Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Robert Nozick describes an interesting and unique theory of justice which focuses not on the person and his rights, but instead considers each person to be a piece of property owned by him or herself. He then describes the rights of this property. In his entitlement theory of justice, Nozick described three principles which outline how one may come to hold property, how property can be justly transferred from one person to another, and how to rectify injustices

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    Socrates believes that justice is the best life to live, but Glaucon is not satisfied by this answer and instead creates an improved defense of Thrasymachus’ argument that life of injustice is better than living a life of justice. Glaucon argues that people are just because it is convenient, it is a title that people have been taught to be, however, it is much easier to be unjust than just. Justice is set up like a competition in which the result is merely a compromise of the best and worst of

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    The concept of justice varies depending on the country, their cultures, and on individual people. Justice and mercy are important themes in The Merchant of Venice and are supported by quotes in the play; it is clearly seen that these two virtues cannot be achieved simultaneously. Justice calls for “an eye for an eye” and mercy asks for forgiveness and compassion towards the one who did wrong. Using examples from The Merchant of Venice, it can clearly be seen that these two human virtues can not be

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    Thrasymachus benefits from his own definition of justice, an opinion really, in that it allows Thrasymachus to see only part of the truth and go through his life with an unchanging view. It is in any person’s best interest to pursue an opinion that reinforces their own beliefs or validates choices that are beneficial to that individual. Since he can always point to commonly accepted examples of justice and injustice Thrasymachus can base his argument off of those examples and there will be few who

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    the fact that in his mammoth book a theory of Justice, not one mention of race is present. Mills states that if one asks the “classic question of cui bono? Then it is obvious that ideal theory can only serve the interests of the privileged.” The marginalization of race by the Rawlsian model, has led some to see that ideal theory is unhelpful in understanding one of the most noteworthy forms of injustice. This indictment would cripple any theory of justice. There is no corrective approach to the Rawlsian

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    The Restorative justice processes provide an opportunity for forgiveness and reconciliation to materialize, if the victims are willing to, and generally, it is not surprising for this to occur with greater or lesser intensity. Forgiveness itself includes individual transformation of the victims that can free the pain of the past thereby healing the wounds caused by the crime. The decision to forgive has multifaceted explanations. Often, the victims themselves find it difficult to identify clearly

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    John Rawls’ uses his work, A Theory of Justice, to define justice and injustice. Rawls’ general concept of justice follows that all social goods are to be equally distributed unless there can be a situation in which unequal distribution is the the benefit of everyone. The primary social goods he discusses are income, wealth, liberty, opportunity, and the bases of self-respect. Iris Young criticizes Rawls’ conception of justice in her work Justice and the Politics of Difference. Young claims that

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