[1.3.11] Aristotle on Equality and Justice

“In his Politics, Aristotle (384-322 BC) further considers political justice and its relation to equality.  We can admit that the former involves the latter but must carefully specify by maintaining that justice involves equality ‘not for everyone, only for equals.’  He agrees with Plato that political democracy is intrinsically unjust because, by its very nature, it tries to treat unequals as if they were equals.  Justice rather requires inequality for people who are unequal.” (see UML Activity Diagram below)

Aristotle on equality and justice


First published: 09/05/2019

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