Aristotle’s definition of just

 

Aristotle defines the just as lawful and fair; likewise, the unjust is unlawful and unfair. Aristotle states, “the law prescribes living in accord with each virtue and forbids living in accord with each vice.” (Nichomachean Ethics, 83) Explain this connection between law, virtue, and justice for Aristotle. Do you think the idea of laws promoting virtue and dissuading vice is a good conception for legislation? Why or why not?

 

 

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