Justice Essay Topics

Louis Pojman

The concept of right and wrong exists in no absolute and fixed terms, but society has always been quick on defining standards and drawing distinctions between what qualifies ‘good’ and ‘evil’ for the rest of the masses. Such standards and distinctions however, do not necessarily apply to the entirety of the population, much less translate… View Article

Rawls Theory

A contemporary philosopher, John Rawls (1921-2002), is noted for his contributions to political and moral philosophy. In particular, Rawls’ discussion about justice introduced five important concepts into discourse, including: the two principles of justice, the “original position” and “veil of ignorance,” reflective equilibrium, overlapping consensus, and public reason. What is interesting about these five contributions… View Article

Social Justice

Social justice is defined as justice exercised within a society, particularly as it is exercised by and among the various social classes of that society. A socially just society is defined by its advocates and practitioners as being based on the principles of equality and solidarity; this pedagogy also maintains that the socially just society… View Article

Rawls vs. Nozicks

Entitlement Theory. Stated simply, the theory states that “any distribution of “holdings,” as he calls them, no matter how unequal, is just if (and only if) it arises from a just distribution through legitimate means. One legitimate means is the appropriation of something that is un-owned in circumstances where the acquisition would not disadvantage others…. View Article

Mill S Utilitarianism

1. The main topic discussed in Mill’s for is obviously Utilitarianism and his own interpretation of the definition and what it means. Mill also talks about the misconception people have about utilitarianism and the basis behind his theory. Mill interprets utilitarianism and describes it as happiness and pleasure. He describes how people seek happiness with… View Article

Political Thinking

Thucydides starts with past, articulates the tech of power that Greeks have developed over time Key tech od power Walls/security, ships/naval power, liquid money/cash These are progresses that Greeks have made for themselves He disagrees with poets His war is the greatest war because of the suffering Plague on the body politics The plague (literally… View Article

The Justice of “The Republic”

In his book “the Republic”, Plato tried to build up an ideal society. He divided the ideal society into three classes: rulers, guardians, and workers. As long as each class of people lived harmonious and did their responsibilities, the society would become stable and prosperous. How did make people live with harmony? Obviously, the core… View Article

Plato Paper

What is the nature of justice? Looking from Plato’s perspective justice can be broken down to its simplest forms. Plato starts where we start; with forms. Forms are the building blocks that build complex ideas and tell us the nature of those ideas. In this case Plato reveals his ideas on the nature of justice… View Article

Virtue – Plato

And others who are mute auditors. The scene is laid in the house of Cephalus at the Piraeus; and the whole dialogue is narrated by Socrates the day after it actually took place to Timaeus Hermocrates, Critias, and a nameless person, who are introduced in the Timaeus. I WENT down yesterday to the Piraeus with… View Article

The Views of Justice

Plato’s theory brings out justice as an outcome of the whole man and how he affects those around him. It is curbing the moral, emotional and spiritual decay of a person and springing some form of holiness in a man. On the other hand, Cephalus, an old yet very rich attributes justice to morality or… View Article

Political Justice: Plato and Aristotle

Plato and Aristotle had different ideas of politics and political justice. In The Republic, Plato creates the ideal city, which is needed to guarantee justice. He aims to create a peaceful united city that will lead to the greater good of the community and individuals. Unlike Plato who imagines the ideal city, Aristotle looks at… View Article

Plato Aristotle Comparison

Justice is the topic which has been the main subject of most philosophers; a quick definition for justice could be the quality of being fair and reasonable. A lot of philosophers have written on this subject and have had debates. Two of the most significant ones are Plato and Aristotle, who are two leading figures… View Article

Justice vs mercy

In the case of Rukyo, he had two major ethical dilemmas that he was forced to face in his lifetime. The first was when he came into contact with the man that caused the burning of his home planet. He was fighting with the Leruican Army when he recognized the face of one of his… View Article

Universality and Reversibility: Justice and Fairness

The categorical imperative incorporates two criteria for determining moral right and wrong: universalizability and reversibility. Universalizability means the person’s reasons for acting must be reasons that everyone could act on at least in principle. Reversibility means the person’s reasons for acting must be reasons that he or she would be willing to have all others… View Article

Justice or Freedom of Speech

1. When do the concerns of national security cross the line to infringing on personal freedoms in regards to activities such as data mining? 2. Are people prepared to give up certain civil rights in order to assure safety in the new age of terrorism? 3. Is the government being completely open about the various… View Article

Justice and the Island of Tagg

An unjust law is a rule that a group of people imposes on other persons due to the superiority of the former group while the former faction is not accountable to the same code. Conversely, a just law is one which holds both parties (the ruled and the ruler) responsible for all their actions. According… View Article

Justice and Injustice in 1950s America

The realization of fairness and justice in the American community has been a long struggle since the nation gained its independence in the late 18th century. Segregation based on race, color, beliefs, political orientation, and nationality of origin were among the common practices in the mid 1900s even long after independence and ratification of the… View Article

Justice, Crime and Ethics

Justice is mainly concerned with the appropriate ordering of persons and things within the society. Thus when one is aggrieved by another person, he or she is supposed to seek justice to be administered on the person who has violated the rights of the other. Thus the person whose rights are violated is not supposed… View Article

Law Reflection Question: Law vs. Morality

Plot Summary: John Quincy Archibald’s son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of a heart failure. Immediately, John Q rushes Michael to the emergency room for a transplant. Unfortunately, the insurance would not cover his son’s transplant. So in order for Michael’s quick and complete recovery, John takes the emergency room hostage until… View Article

I Have a Dream and Dead Man Walking

Throughout human civilisation justice has been a part of society ever since the ancient Greeks with Socrates to the present day. The concept of justice can be broadly interpreted as the quality of being just and fair. However it can be interpreted variously by different people as it is an ambiguous enigma that can never… View Article

The Functions and Role of Law in Business and Society

What is the meaning of law? If you were to look up the online meaning of law, most likely you will find this definition: “a body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by controlling authority”(The Free Dictionary, 2013). Another way of looking at it is a group… View Article

Morality & Social Justice-Rubric for Essay

Seven influential moral thinkers hammered just war tradition which has been distilled into seven principles where five of the principles judge whether a decision to go to war is actually justifiable while the other two are a guide to just conduct in waging a war. The principles of a just war include: legitimate authority, just… View Article

Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Alex Steffen and Sarah Rich, executive editors of the bright green environmentalist online magazine WorldChanging recently observed that while environmental movements have focused primarily on confronting the ecological injustices that have become a historical trademark of industrialization, it has made little of a name for itself in addressing the social injustice that is also a… View Article

Vigilante Justice

Justice is said to be blind. Perhaps it is due to this maxim that Troy Duffy’s film Boondock Saints is so recognized to explore this concept of blind justice and thereby refute it. The brothers Murphy and Conner in the film receive a calling from God in a jail cell (a place they asked to… View Article

Addressing International Legal and Ethical Issues

The “Addressing International Legal and Ethical Issues” simulation explored the factors one must consider when an American corporation enters an international contractual relationship with a foreign business partner. The issues presented are as follows: What are the issues involved in resolving legal disputes in international transactions? The legal issues involved in resolving legal disputes in… View Article

“A View From the Bridge” by Arthur Miller

Wikipedia says honour is the concept of a direct relation between one’s virtues (or “values”) and their status within society and that justice is the ideal, morally correct state of things and persons. Honour and justice are in fact the two main issues surrounding Arthur Millers A View from the Bridge. We can see these… View Article

Burn Burnings Thesis-Support Essay

In William Faukner’s “Barn Burning”, Sartoris is torn between his loyalty to his family and an inner sense of justice. Between these two factors, Sartoris decides to warn de Spain about the barn due to his grasp on what is right at the age of ten. Sartoris’ sense of justice that compels him to warn… View Article

Bentham and Hobbes: Two Theories of Legislation

Thomas Hobbes and Jeremy Bentham were both legal positivists. In an attempt to solve the problem of interpretation, legal positivists conclude that there is only one way to interpret a law. According to Hobbes’ theory of legislation, it is the people who enforce the law that decide what it means. On the other hand, Bentham… View Article

Aristotle’s concept of justice

In his book The Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle discusses the concept of justice in Book V. Justice is used with its many different connotations. However, in order to explain the statement that justice can only be found in the laws established by the state I would like to point out the last two types of justice… View Article

Plato’s Three Parts of The Soul

As the founder of the first university and considered the most powerful thinker in history Plato believed that the soul was made of three parts. The Three Parts of the Soul in Plato’s Republic and Phaedrus are mans Appetite (Black Horse on Left), Spirited (White Horse on Right), and Reason (Charioteer). Each part of the… View Article