Chapter 28. Justice

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Charles M. Young Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch28

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Young, C. M. (2009) Justice, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch28

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. Claremont Graduate University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • Justice - Nicomachean ethics (NE);
  • universal vs. particular justice;
  • scope of particular justice;
  • justice and doctrine of the mean and Aristotle's solution;
  • distributive and corrective justice;
  • political justice;
  • pleonexia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Preliminaries

  • Universal vs. Particular Justice

  • The Scope of Particular Justice

  • Justice and the Doctrine of the Mean: The Problem

  • Distributive and Corrective Justice

  • Political Justice

  • Pleonexia

  • Justice and the Doctrine of the Mean: Aristotle's Solution

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography