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    The Definition of Justice

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    What is justice? Is it what it is fair? Or is it what is merely appropriate in a specific situation? This is a question that has been pondered for millennia; certainly what is clear is that justice is needed to keep the society stable and safe. Justice is like the equilibrium stage of a chemical equation. A little deviation can cause a dramatic reaction for better or worse. Justice is associated with many words‚ but the essence is always what is fair. Justice‚ according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary

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    Justice‚ he said‚ is nothing more than the advantage of the strong. Although Thrasymachus claims that this is a definition‚ it is not really intended as a definition of justice as much as it is the delegitimization of justice. He said that it does not pay to be just. behavior only works for the benefit of others‚ not to those who behave fairly. Thrasymachus assuming here that justice is not a reasonable restraint on our natural desire to have more. Justice is a convention imposed on us‚ and it does

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    What is Justice? When you hear the word “justice”‚ what do you think? Do you think of super heroes saving victims‚ beating the bad guys? Do you think of a murderer being sent to prison for his crimes? Do you think of the school bully getting beat up for stealing your lunch money all these years? What do you hear and think when the word justice is brought to your mind? Justice is defined as‚ “just behavior or treatment.” In most situations that definition is good enough‚ but that isn’t enough to

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    Developing a Definition of Justice In Book I of Plato ’s The Republic a definition of justice begins to develop in Socrates ’ conversations with Cephalus‚ Polemarchus and Thrasymachus. Through these conversations we‚ as readers‚ come closer to a definition of justice.Three definitions of justice are presented: argued by Cephalus and Polemarchus‚ justice is speaking the truth and paying ones debts; Thrasymachus insists that justice is the advantage of the stronger; Socrates suggests that justice is a

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    What is justice? This may seem like a simple question to answer but for many in today’s society it is not. Individuals throughout society have their own explanation of justice. It is a word in which every person has a different meaning. Although "Justice" has a vast list of meanings‚ it can somewhat be defined. Loosely‚ it can be defined as “The quality of being just; fairness”. Although what justice means to me is being punished for a crime that has been committed. The offender has to pay for his/her

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    Is justice rightly served to them? Are all those 70‚ 383 prisoners deserving to be confined in the hell prison is? Maybe. Maybe not. Justice may seem to be the most debated topic in college. It may have been a regular content of the answer of a student taking up Criminology in his professor’s tests. But justice is more than academic discussions‚ written answers and spoken words. Justice is more than the Definition Speech topic of the person talking to you right now. The term justice roots

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    What is justice? Why do men behave justly? Is it because they fear the consequences of injustice? Is it worthwhile to be just? Is justice a good thing in and of itself regardless of its rewards or punishments? Speaking through his teacher Socrates‚ Plato attempts to answer these questions in the Republic. In book I Thrasymachus‚ a rival of Socrates makes the claim that justice is nothing but the advantage of the stronger. It does not pay to be just because those who behave unjustly naturally gain

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    Essay #2 – Definition Argument – Social Justice A socially just and equal society is arguably one of the most important things a community can hope to establish for itself‚ as every human being has a set of basic rights that demand to be valued and understood. However‚ the way those rights are interpreted is theoretically an objective concept which varies from religion to religion‚ from government to government‚ and from philosopher to philosopher. A select number of societies have either subverted

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    perfect meaning of justice. Some have come up with a good definition but even then‚ there still remains a point to argue proving that the definition incorrect. In Plato’s Republic he starts off with book one‚ a discussion on what justice is through Socrates. Throughout book one‚ Socrates argues with Cephalus‚ Polemarcus and Thrasymachus on why their definition of justice is incorrect. Through the arguments he provides examples as to why people might disagree with the definition. Through the conversation

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    whether it is the people of Melos’ views of justice which is correct‚ or if it is Athens’ definition which is truer. By examining each city-state’s contributions to the Melian dialogue‚ each respective interpretation becomes clear‚ enabling further judgement on the event’s outcome. The Athenians offer the Melians a choice in their own fate‚ both of which result in Athens’ domination; essentially‚ this boils down to the Athenian’s definition of justice lying in expediency for those in power. Not

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