Single Idea 2825

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

Full Idea

In a state the good aimed at is justice; and that means what is for the benefit of the whole community; and all men believe that justice means equality in some sense.

Gist of Idea

The good is obviously justice, which benefits the whole community, and involves equality in some sense

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1282b17)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.207