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Single Idea 21048

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

Full Idea

For the libertarian free exchange for labour is fair; for Rawls it requires fair background conditions; for Aristotle, for the work to be just it must be suited to the nature of the workers who perform it.

Gist of Idea

Work is not fair if it is negotiated, even in a fair situation, but if it suits the nature of the worker


Michael J. Sandel (Justice: What's the right thing to do? [2009], 08)

Book Reference

Sandel,Michael J.: 'Justice: what's the right thing to do?' [Penguin 2010], p.203

A Reaction

[compressed] Aristotle's idea is powerful, and Sandel performs a great service in drawing attention to it. Imagine the key negotiation in an interview being whether this particular work suits your nature!