Perception Of Justice Essay
Is life in jail, say 25 years, going to be enough punishment for the parents charged with brutally murdering their daughter Farah Khan?
The seeking of justice is a tiring and long quest akin to the seeking of truth, for they are closely linked and without one there may not be the other.
Advocates of divine command theory argue that justice, and indeed the whole of morality, is the authoritative command of God.
Murder is wrong and must be punished, for instance, because God says it so.
Similarly, a city has three parts – Socrates uses the parable of the chariot to illustrate his point: a chariot works as a whole because the two horses' power is directed by the charioteer.
Lovers of wisdom – philosophers, in one sense of the term – should rule because only they understand what is good.