Single Idea 23412

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 1. Basis of justice]

Full Idea

Justice can help mediate conflicts, but it also tends to creat conflicts, and to decrease the natural expression of sociability.

Gist of Idea

Justice resolves conflicts, but may also provoke them


Will Kymlicka (Community [1993], 'limits')

Book Reference

'A Companion to Contemporary Political Phil', ed/tr. Goodin,R.E/Pettit,Philip [Blackwell 1995], p.368

A Reaction

[He is discussing Michael Sandel on liberalism] Family life might not go well if all of its members continually demanded justice for themselves as individuals. Maybe our concept of justice is too individualistic? Do we need a sense of 'group' justice?