Nichomachean Ethics - Aristotle

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Jonathon Haro 10/16/07 Jacobs Core 80A Nichomachean Ethics - Aristotle Early on in the work Aristotle makes it clear that Justice will be the topics discussed throughout his paper. “With regard to justice and injustice we must consider (1) what kind of actions they are concerned with, (2) what sort of mean justice is, and (3) between what extremes the just act is intermediate.” It is assumed that the ‘law’ is just because it is agreed upon by the society, therefore when a man acts lawfully he is deemed just; likewise if someone acts unlawfully they are considered unjust. The unjust are further
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Unformatted text preview: subcategorized into the unfair and the unlawful. Aristotle defines the followings terms: misadventure, mistake, and act of injustice, unjust man. Discussion Questions: 1. If a man ever commits an act of injustice can he ever be just? 2. If a man commits an act of injustice by accident without malicious intent then does that still make him unjust? 3. If the law is ever found to be unjust, would it be just to continue obeying the law, or would it be considered just to go against the law?...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course CORE 80A taught by Professor Jacobs during the Fall '07 term at UCSC.

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