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TobyThu Jan-29-04 08:03 AM
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Joan's thoughts reminded me that once upon a time I read Plato's Republic and, looking in my Francis MacDonald Cornford edition of The Republic of Plato I found titles like: "Some Current Views of Justice," "Justice as Honesty in Word and Deed," "Justice as Helping Friends and Harming Enemies," "Justice as the Interest of the Stronger, "

Which is only to say, we humans have been wondering and thinking about justice for ages. Somewhere, recently, I read that the entire Jewish Bible is about justice on earth and about working to achieve social justice. And what do I, do we, mean by social justice? Can there be a just society where one percent of the population owns 30% of that society's weath?

And can we act justly if we conclude that life is without meaning, fully arbitrary--absurd we used to say? . . . And the beat goes on.


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  RE: Community, patrickj, Jan 24th 2004, #1
RE: Community, Toby, Jan 26th 2004, #2
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