Chapter 10 – Justice and Equality. What is justice?. What is justice : generally similar to fairness. Justice has been defined as treatment in accordance with desert . Justice.
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What is justice?
1.Justice has to do with how human beings treat each other. Generally, if someone is born with a disease, we do not claim they have been treated unjustly.
2. Justice is past looking.
3.Justice is individualistic. Collectivism is generally considered unethical. I can’t collect your test grades, average them out and give everyone the same grade because some students deserve higher grades and some students deserve lower grades. Collectivist thinking can be a result of either hasty or sweeping generalizations. Any time we lump a group of people together and try to make judgments about them. The poor, the rich, African Americans, Hispanics, women, men, and so on. There are individual differences within groups. Some people are skilled and some are unskilled. Some may be lazy and some may be hardworking, and so forth. After World War II people tended to associate Germans with Nazi’s but obviously all German’s were not Nazi’s so this was to label some people unfairly.Is collectivism ever justified? Insurance rates? Unjust, but the only way to make it just would involve a lot of work that would raise rates for everyone.
4. Comparative justice – was Martha Stewart treated more harshly because she was a women?