Reply To: The better of the large, than the small

Class Forums Government 2017-2018- Assignment 4 The better of the large, than the small Reply To: The better of the large, than the small

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lizzie
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If I interpreted it correctly, I disagree with Luke’s statement that Plato’s idea to rid of those harming the city or of part of a city that hinders the whole is not just. As addressed in Abby’s argument about the justice of criminal imprisonment, it is just to remove people who hinder the city because it helps them learn that their actions are unjust and help them become more just which is loving. With consequences, justice will come. Though it is out of fear, many will avoid acting destructively towards the city because they have seen the consequences that those who hinder the city face, and thus, they will learn to act justly and love justice. The same is true for removing a part hindering the whole city.