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Muvdi Richard Muvdi Rm383803@sju.edu (484)332-4740 Moral Philosophy March 19, 2008 Homework Assignment #2 Justice Through the Ages The concept of justice has been challenged throughout the centuries. One believes that it is the idea of fairness where right will be rewarded with a peaceful existence and wrong will be punished thus denied that peaceful existence. Pleasure is rewarding and pain is not. Epicurus, a Greek philosopher with his famous school called the “Garden”, had his own theory of justice in the 200 B.C. era. Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher in the 1600’s, was also known for his theory of justice which he eloquently demonstrated in his work, Leviathan (1651) (Meline notes on Hobbes). I plan to demonstrate one are of agreement and two areas of disagreement between these two philosophers on their theories of justice. Epicurus believed that a pleasant life could be achieved by the avoidance of harm to the mind or body. He believed that the duration of pleasure was much more important than its intensity and that natural pleasures like eating and sleeping would contribute to man’s mental peacefulness. On the other hand, Epicurus believed that artificial pleasures like wealth, power
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