Hello all, I was just reminded of that thread about the failed justice system and I have just finished re-reading Plato's Republic and Meno (though that is not about Justice but it's close) and I started to wonder- what exactly is justice? Is it my iPads definition- Just behavior (terrible first definition) or its second one-the quality of being fair and reasonable? Or is it Polemarchus's definition of helping friends and harming enemies? Or returning debts owed? Or Thrasymachus's definition of whatever is advantageous to the strong? Or any of the other multiple definitions mentioned in the Republic?
What do you think justice is? Why is it that you think that? How does clemency affect justice? Should it? What would be the perfect justice system?