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Single Idea 236

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 4. Legal Rights / a. Basis of rights]

Full Idea

Sound laws achieve the happiness of those who observe them.

Clarification

'Happiness' is the Greek word 'eudaimonia', also sometimes translated as 'flourishing'

Gist of Idea

Sound laws achieve the happiness of those who observe them

Source

Plato (The Laws [c.348 BCE], 631b)

Book Reference

Plato: 'The Laws', ed/tr. Saunders,Trevor J [Penguin 1970], p.55