plato crito - Fundamental concepts in the chapter "What...

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Fundamental concepts in the chapter "What makes a society just?" (pp. 126-128). Political Philosophy : Concerned with the justification of governmental authority to rule and with the nature of government /state. Anarchism : believes that government is immoral and should not be established. Compensatory justice : Ex: Affirmative actions. Retributive justice : Imposition of legal penalties for crimes committed – ex: imprisonment. Distributive justice : is the fair distribution of both burdens and benefits to persons in situations of conflict of interest and relative scarcity. Egalitarians: argue that all persons, simply because they are persons, should share equally in the distribution of all benefits and burdens. Plato's Crito: (pp. 160-168). Although we discuss this dialogue in the context of a different chapter, this dialogue continues the story of Socrates after his trial in which he was sentenced to death (which we read in the Apology). In this dialogue, Socrates talks to his friend Crito, who visits Socrates in the prison a day before Socrates is supposed to be killed, about a just society
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2010 for the course PHIL 1301 taught by Professor Lolly during the Fall '10 term at Lone Star College System.

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