In Plato’s Concept of Justice: An Analysis

In Plato’s Concept of Justice: An Analysis, Dr. Bhandari wrote

Plato was highly dissatisfied with the prevailing degenerating conditions in Athens. The Athenian democracy was on the verge of ruin and was ultimately responsible for Socrates' death. Plato saw injustice the only remedy of saving Athens from decay and ruin, for nothing agitated him in contemporary affairs more than amateurishness, needlesomeness, and political selfishness which was rampant in Athens of his day in particular and in the entire Greek world in general. In addition, Sophistic teaching of the ethics of self-satisfaction resulted in excessive individualism also induced the citizens to capture the office of the State for their own selfish purpose and eventually divided "Athens into two hostile camps of rich and poor, oppressor and oppressed. "Evidently, these two factors amateur needlesomeness and excessive individualism became the main targets of Plato's attack. The attack came in the form of the construction of an ideal society in which "Justice" reigned supreme since Plato found injustice the remedy for curing these evils. Thus, we are to inquire in this study the nature of justice as propounded by Plato as a fundamental principle of well-order society."

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