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Unformatted text preview: Thus we see that justice comes into existence when the goods that are necessary for human welfare are not available in sufficient abundance so that everyone can have all that he wants. When this condition obtains, it becomes necessary to establish some principles for the proper distribution of the goods at hand. Private property then becomes an essential condition for the promotion of human welfare, and with the establishment of a system of rights and responsibilities, the principles of justice may be said to fulfill one of the major needs of human society. The dependence of these principles of justice upon their usefulness in meeting the needs of society rather than some characteristic of nature apart from human needs can be seen from the fact that their strict enforcement is suspended whenever there are more important needs which cannot be...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.
- Fall '11