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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Justice for all...

What the hell does that mean?

What is justice?

How do does one determine whether or not justice has been done?

Whose concept of justice should prevail?

5 Comments:

Blogger andrewm said...

I would start here, since this guy (John Rawls) has been famous for his writings on this topic for decades:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Theory_of_Justice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rawls

The concept of justice evolves over time, so what Plato thought is quite different to what Rawls thinks. For example, the concept of "fairness" is peculiar to modern western democracies.

June 17, 2011 9:09 AM  
Blogger lemmiwinks said...

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June 17, 2011 9:52 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Andrew, thanks for the link. I hadn't heard of the guy, but clearly he would have made an ace blogger. ;-)

Lemmiwinks, I think I'm with Metallica "note money falling from scales".

MegaCorp, MegaMoney, MegaPower, MegaWar, MegaInjustice...

We can see the problems, but where are the answers? And would the powerfreaks allow them to be implemented?

I might have to read Rawls et al.

June 21, 2011 1:20 PM  
Blogger Marshall Stacks said...

actually, it is
Justice must be seen to be done
those responsible for it and for government too, just want to cover their arses to prevent having to actually BE responsible.

June 24, 2011 10:19 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Stacksie, we need a revolution. :-)

June 25, 2011 2:58 AM  

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