Socrates and Compensatory Justice

  • J. Angelo Corlett
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Abstract

It appears that the vast philosophical literature on Plato and Socrates has produced nothing of substance on the topic of compensatory justice. This chapter sets forth what Plato’s Socrates says about compensatory justice, and it would appear that what Socrates articulates is rather generally consistent with contemporary U.S. law on the matter. Virtue ethicists seemed to have ignored such facts present in the Platonic corpus.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Angelo Corlett
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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