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what is justice?
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Posted 3/18/13 , edited 3/20/13
In an english assignment today I was asked to explain the nature of justice. hardly thought about it for a minute and I had already filled a page... my answer as a skeleton said this

essentially justice is defined as a noun, but it describes the act of trying to deter people from their vices, while leaving their virtues undisturbed... the conflict occurs in the fact that right and wrong, vice and virtue, are defined by the individual and individuals have a tendency to disagree.


I wanted to know what you guys thought, What is your justice?

btw as an afternote I was the only person who wrote more than a sentence... overkill
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Justice is when the good guys win. But you need to say that in like 250 words or so, so be sure to use lots of adverbs and adjectives, unnecessary sentence splits, etc. Ramble ramble. It's school, so clearly taking things seriously is what we're doing! /sarcasm
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My justice is more akin to Social Darwinism y'know. "Might makes right." and "Survival of the fittest." And all that other stuff.
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Justice is whatever you think is right. Each definition of justice is different and is sometimes isn't considered justice, but still is nonetheless. The Holocaust, considered one of the greatest acts of evil in modern human history, was a form of justice in the eyes of Adolf Hitler.
So essentially it's all opinionated.
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Took the words right out of my hands! ^ (Typing wise.)
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Justice is when you challenge someone to a fight with swords!
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It's a League!
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monochrome44 wrote:

In an english assignment today I was asked to explain the nature of justice. hardly thought about it for a minute and I had already filled a page... my answer as a skeleton said this

essentially justice is defined as a noun, but it describes the act of trying to deter people from their vices, while leaving their virtues undisturbed... the conflict occurs in the fact that right and wrong, vice and virtue, are defined by the individual and individuals have a tendency to disagree.


I wanted to know what you guys thought, What is your justice?


haha this is very interesting.

Well, have you ever read The Apology - by Socrates? He says that the wrong doers should basically be taught and educated by the people that know. It is up to the people that know good to teach people that don't. That is what their punishment should be.
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something that doesnt exist but used to get out of the way the not wanted people
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Posted 3/18/13
Distributive thinking that helps restore equilibrium to a situation.


"Every man loves justice at another man's expense." ~ Anonymous
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Justice is a social construct that encourages people to the rules of a group, and entitles the group to enforce the rules without adhering to them. For example, killing people is wrong (usually), so if you are caught killing people, then the group (society, state, whatever) you are in gets together and kills you. Because it is a group decision to punish an individual who refuses to follow group rules, then the punishment is deemed acceptable.

Basically, "justice" means, "don't screw with us or we will screw you back in an equivalent manner" with emphasis on the we.

Also, whoever referenced Social Darwinism earlier misunderstood the term and used it incorrectly.
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In school, I’m being taught that justice is the concept of achieving fairness when negotiating competing and conflicting interests. What I observe is something quite different. Justice is a commodity, something that is bought and sold by the wealthy and that the least powerful in society will always fall short of getting.

There is no shortage of examples.
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Posted 3/19/13
Justice is what the side that wins gets to talk about.
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The way I see justice is when a person get what he/she has coming to them. Be it in a good way or a bad way.




KiteCross wrote:

My justice is more akin to Social Darwinism y'know. "Might makes right." and "Survival of the fittest." And all that other stuff.


Social Darwinism is utterly pointless and outdated in our modern world.
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monochrome44 wrote:

In an english assignment today I was asked to explain the nature of justice. hardly thought about it for a minute and I had already filled a page... my answer as a skeleton said this

essentially justice is defined as a noun, but it describes the act of trying to deter people from their vices, while leaving their virtues undisturbed... the conflict occurs in the fact that right and wrong, vice and virtue, are defined by the individual and individuals have a tendency to disagree.


I wanted to know what you guys thought, What is your justice?


There is always a right answer and a wrong answer to any situation. People disagree because there is at least one person in the discussion who is not educated enough about the situation to see what the right answer is. Once everyone is educated enough, the idea of justice will be much more concrete in the eyes of all.
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