Definitions of Justice, etc at end of semester

Definitions of Justice, etc at end of semester - 3 December...

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3 December 2007 Professor Erfani Definitions: 1. What is justice? 2. Where does knowledge come from? 3. Why do you think evil exists in the world? I had always thought that justice was more to do with the golden rule than anything else. You must always do unto others as you wish them to do unto you. We read many works that clearly dispute, or at least question, this idea. In Book II of the Republic Socrates comments on the myth of Gyges and proclaims that if humans could do evil and find no consequences for their actions than they would. People are more likely to do good because of what others would think of them afterwards than for their own benefit. He continues on to say that Justice must exist in a larger context before it can be developed in each individual. In the fictional city that he creates extreme order is required so that justice can be possible. According to Kant intention is also very important when speaking of justice. If you intend to do bad but pretend to do good then you obviously are not a just person. It is also thought that Justice
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