Onnelliset. Platonin ja Aristoteleen käsitys oikeudenmukaisuudesta

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Plato's and Aristotle's concept of justice

Plato's and Aristotle's thoughts are often presented as being representative of Greek culture. This seems a legitimate practice while the history of philosophy is discussed. Here, a different approach is adopted when looking at their political philosophy of justice. A cultural reading reveals what a universalistic reading conceals. True justice and happiness as determined by the ancient philosophers are possible only among members of a small elite. The concept of justice requires that the happiness of the majority of the population consists of supporting the happiness of the elite.