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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Janice Stein

POL200 Jan 20 We all resemble the characters of Plato because we all have opinions of justice and claim to possess the knowledge of justice We should be ashamed at not knowing what justice is and we should be ashamed at falsely claiming that we know what justice is The problem between the relation of art and justice We cant identify any art with justice Art is neither just or unjust Justice is not an art but a virtue The just man seems to be characterized by intentions A just man is a righteous man Justice is entirely a matter of good will or righteous intention But the basis still may lie in knowledge We cant be just if we dont know what the good is and how to do it The only fitting arguments is the arts So justice must be an art and must not be one Who are friends? If justice is doing good to friends and harm to enemies, one must know what a friend is If you harm a man who turns out to be good, you have done injustice A man who seems to be good and truly is good is a friend who we must do good to A man who seems bad and is bad is an e
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