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ELECTRONIC JOURNAL FOR PHILOSOPHY - ISSN 1211-0442

Justice For Sale (2017)


Author: J. Grcic

Affiliation: Philosophy Dept., Indiana State University

Article type: Standard scientific article

Section: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Language: language


Abstract (english):

The judicial system is essential for resolving disputes peacefully, reducing conflict and maintaining social order. It is a system established by a political and legal structure which, if rational and legitimate, operates in such a manner which coheres with the basic societal structure and produces reasoned decisions by judges who apply the law to the relevant facts of the case. A rational society, which must include a rational judiciary, is one which must choose the most efficient means to achieve its ends, here assumed to be that of a representative democracy similar to that outlined by John Rawls and others. These necessary means to achieve these goals are the rule of law, meritocracy, stability and legitimacy.



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