Socrates Justice

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Matt Redmond 9/19/06 Perspectives – Justice Statement: “A man who really fights for justice must lead a private, not public, life if he is to survive for even a short time.” – Socrates from Plato’s Apology In order to determine the validity of this statement, one must explore the idea of justice; what justice is and how does one fight for justice. In my experience, a just person is one who is able to forgive, and even in times where the subject has everything to lose, he acts appropriately. By acting appropriately, I mean that the person will act unselfishly, not necessarily bettering himself, but bettering the community. A just person is trustworthy, but understands when a secret is best not kept. Like how Socrates states that one should not give a madman his gun back even if it is owed to him, a just person would act likewise if he held a terrible secret. Though there are many interpretations of what justice is, in order to determine whether or not a just man should live a private or public
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