chapter  8
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Justice: Means and Needs

Justice: Means and Needs In everyday usage, the words "just" or "unjust" are perhaps most often used in pronouncements about "this" act or "that" decision. Quite a few theories have in the course of time sought to establish criteria of a just (specific) practice or a just (individual) rule. Several influential schools of modern thought, however, have gone further: they treat "justice" as a (possible) attribute of generalized practices characteristic of the society as a whole.