Category Archives: relativism

When is Violence Justified? What is Justice?

Thrasymachus famously asserted that, “Justice is nothing but the advantage of the stronger.”  However ancient, it sounds all too modern and western in at least a tacit manner, if not outright admission.  “Justice” may be only a word that communicates … Continue reading

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Second Supplement to Part One and Part Two

If anyone has been following these posts and conversation, and if they are still in their right mind, then welcome.  It became clear that either the form of my argument, wording, phrasing, concepts, or some combination thereof was confusing.  My … Continue reading

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The Justified Use of Violence/Power, Part Two

Now, with the context set in place with my last post (Part 1), let’s look closer at the question: What justifies the use of violence when two parties cannot reach a peaceful resolution?  I am asking this whether it is … Continue reading

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The Justified Use of Violence/Power, Part One

It became rather clear (see here and the comment section) given the comments by Bernard and Burk, that both misunderstood my post on ethics and power.  So, here I will attempt to come at the same point but from a … Continue reading

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