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Philosophy Core Concepts: Aristotle on 6 Types of Justice (Nic. Ethics. bk 5)Add to Queue

Course :  Philosophy Core Concepts Series

  • Posted by : Gregory B. Sadler

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970


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This Core Concept video focuses on book 5 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, where Aristotle says that "justice is an equivocal term," meaning that there are multiple senses of the term "justice." A careful analysis of Aristotle's text reveals that there are actually six main conceptions of justice discussed: legal justice, justice as complete virtue, distributive justice, corrective justice, reciprocity, and equity.

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