Single Idea 22553

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / c. Justice]

Full Idea

Justice is a virtue relating to communities.

Gist of Idea

Justice is a virtue of communities


Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1283a38)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Politics', ed/tr. Reeve,C.D.C. [Hackett 2017], p.71

A Reaction

Interesting, given that we can also think of justice as between two individuals - in a contract, for example. Betrayal is an injustice. But for Aristotle the focus is on the constitution.