Single Idea 2376

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

Full Idea

The definition of 'injustice' is no other than the not performance of covenantů.. and 'justice' is the constant will of giving to every man his own.

Gist of Idea

Injustice is the failure to keep a contract, and justice is the constant will to give what is owed


Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan [1651], 1.15)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Leviathan', ed/tr. Macpherson,C.B. [Penguin 1981], p.202