Removing a Threat vs. Enforcing Justice

Intercourses seeking to construe justice can be traced back to 375 B.C in Plato‚Äôs Republic. In the dialogue between Socrates and Polemarchus in Book I, Socrates says the following: “Justice, then, seems according to you and Homer and Simonides, to be a certain art of stealing, for the benefit, to be sure, of friends and the harm of enemies.” (Plato 334b)

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