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What was Plato's definition of justice?
everything in proportion and balance
What was Aristotle's definition of justice?
means b/t extremes
What was the Stoic's definition of justice?
deduced that every human being had a measure of intellect
the stupidest human being has infinitely more intellect than a rock or animal
every person has this divine quality and should be treated with respect
What is justice according to the Church?
10 Commandments are what God says the natural law is
What is Aquina's definition of justice?
revelation and reason
What did Bentham, Utilitarianism, and Austin think about justice?
they didn't like anything above the law judging the application of the law
justice meant the law was fairly applied and that is all
Was Bentham interested in justice?
no he was interested in good and bad
good laws produce pleasure
bad laws produce pain
What was Rawls interested in?
justice which is fairness
everyone in the group got the best shot that they can get
What does justice mean to lawyers?
trying to find the best balance of values that you can get (like Plato's harmony)
means mroe than that the law is applied
A Notion of Justice