Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Perry Hildreth

Abstract

One of the most basic strivings of the field of philosophy is to define and formulate the fundamental makeup of a just society. Countless thinkers across two millennia have expended their efforts towards this arduous undertaking, each in their own way seeking to better the society in which they found themselves. With Republic, the focal point of philosophical writings began to focus on the proper application of justice within society. In the thousands of years since, the brightest minds in the world have each formalized their own systems and models for just societies and the populations therein. This time-honored tradition of inquiry is typically the preeminent concern of established societies and its consideration of public justice is the hallmark of an accomplished student of philosophy. In carrying on this multi-generational burden, this thesis will also probe the question of just governance with the intention of exploring the relationship between two competing justice systems.

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Philosophy Commons

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