Aristotle on Justice

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1101
Professor
Serena Parekh
Semester
Spring

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Aristotle on Justice Justice • What makes wisdom, courage, and temperance possible • In the city, each person does the job they are innately suited for  • Justice is each part of society doing its job and minding its own business “Ship of state” : How a ship is like a city Side­thought: Desire • Concept of desire is central to understanding both Plato and Aristotle • A strong feeling, desire, or wish • Desire is much more complex for philosophers Plato­ desire is a big part of the Self • Must be tamed • The more you feed it, the more it grows • Following desires is slavery (not freedom) • Nothing intrinsically wrong with desire Aristotle’s thoughts on desire • What we desire tells us about who we are • It must be trained to want what is good • The best life is one where desire is in line with reason Medieval/Christian View: Desire is the root of sin • Positive: Desire is ultimately a desire for God • But we often let it corrupt us • Mortal sins: Gluttony, lust – desire gone wrong Freud (20  century): We are ruled by drives/desires we can not understand or control Contemporary view • Happiness 
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