Class Notes (806,766)
Canada (492,430)
York University (33,491)
Humanities (1,633)
HUMA 1825 (221)

HUMA 1825 Tutorial Note 3

2 Pages
Unlock Document

York University
HUMA 1825
Neil Braganza

HUMA 1825 Tutorial Note - What is the difference between justice and injustice o Knowing in the other person; the just is able to evaluate that, and to decide what those people deserve. o Justice is the sort of characteristic on the basis of which people are disposed to do just things on the basis of which they act justly and wish for just things. It’s the same way also concerning injustice – that it is that on the basis of which people are unjust and wish for unjust things. o It’s a desire for everyone to be virtuous - Arithmetic Equality v. Proportional Reciprocity o Arithmetic equality makes the loss and gains “same”. “The just in transactions is a certain equality. The unjust, a certain inequality, yet not in accord with the proportion, but in accord with an arithmetic one. For it makes no difference at all between who robs whom. Rather, the law looks only at the difference that stems from the hard done o Proportionate justice looks at the characters (they should suffer more because of who they are). Analyze the characters (looking at the actual individuals). Justice is NOT blind (according to Aristotle). Proportionate according to merit.  If they’re given the same thing, there’s no justice. You don’t think about what each deserves. Justice doesn’t involve arithmetic equality; it’s proportionate equality because it promotes virtue. - What is the difference between voluntary and involuntary transaction? o I mean by voluntary as has been stated earlier as well whatever is up to a person and he performs and he has been o Justice and injustice only pertains to voluntary or involuntary actions. Someone can commit an injustice without being unjust. o If a person didn’t know what they were doing, they cannot be called unjust. - What is equity, and why is it important? How does he describe it? o Equity is directly called decency, in the sense that its primary task is to make that which is wrong, right. Equity was used in the correction of the law, where if a certain law was unjust, it had to be corrected. It’s
More Less

Related notes for HUMA 1825

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.