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[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 1. Basis of justice]

Full Idea

The concept of democracy - embodying the principles of participation and equal concern - entails that social justice is a mandatory aim.

Gist of Idea

The very concept of democracy entails a need for justice


A.C. Grayling (The Good State [2020], 2)

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'The Good State' [Oneworld 2021], p.55

A Reaction

The idea that democracy entails participation in any direct way is what the right wing reject. Sustained participation would presumably entail various sorts of justice.