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Single Idea 21044

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 1. Social Justice]

Full Idea

Aristotle believes that debates about justice are, unavoidably, about honour, virtue and the nature of the good life.

Gist of Idea

For Aristotle, debates about justice are debates about the good life


report of Aristotle (Nichomachean Ethics [c.334 BCE]) by Michael J. Sandel - Justice: What's the right thing to do? 08

A Reaction

Nozick cannot deny that his desperate attachment to freedom is a vision of the good life, and social contract theories start from the ideal of equality, which is a vision of right living.

Book Reference

Sandel,Michael: 'Justice: what's the right thing to do?' [Penguin 2010], p.187