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Hampsch 1 Audra Hampsch Philosophy of the Person Prof. Svetelj 2 February 2014 AReconstruction ofAristotle’s Justice from Sandel’s Justice Michael Sandel’s chapter on justice discussesAristotle’s vision of the two factors that constitute justice: purpose and honor.Aristotle believes that justice is made up of the relationship between “telos”—which is the purpose or goal of an action—and honor. In its most elemental form, justice is defined as giving people what they deserve. However,Aristotle questions who in any given society deserves what. Telos takes into consideration the essence and nature of an action, or what is it that a person does. On the other hand, honor takes into account who or which virtues should be rewarded. Sandel used flute playing as an example of the tensions between
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