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Justice as a scale
Can Plato's theory of individual justice, after 2,500 years, still provide an explanation of what is going on in the minds of today's human beings?
After an explanation of Plato’s theory of individual justice, I will try in a second step to support its plausibility with a few examples; then I will state objections against his theory and further give counterarguments to prove Plato’s theory to be consistent and plausible. The last part provides the conclusion.
B. Plato's theory of individual justice put to the test
I. Plato's theory of individual justice
Plato's theory of individual justice is based on his construction of an “ideal city” that holds civic justice via an argumentum a fortiori (a maiore ad minus): “If we first tried to observe justice in some larger thing that possessed it, this would make it easier to observe it in a single individual” . That is why I am going to outline first the domicile of the four vi...
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