This basic explanation of how Aritsototle's concepts of distributive justice and commutative justice are different is based on part of the free course Rights & Justice in International Relations, where the ideas are discussed in greater depth.
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What is the difference between distributive and commutative justice: A one minute guide
What are distributive and commutative justice? What do the terms mean, and how are they different? We've got a really simple guide...
Originally published: Wednesday, 19th August 2015
- Body text - Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0: The Open University
- Image 'Aristotle said there were two types of justice' - Creative-Commons: Tilemachos Efthimiadis under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
- Image 'Distributive justice - how wealth work rights and so on are shared fairly within a community' - Creative-Commons: Evan-Amos under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
- Image 'Commutative justice - members of a group are treated equally - for example, by the law' - Copyright-Free: Copyright free: AJEL
- Image 'But each society or group will have its own ideas about what is just or a right, and these ideas will be a source of debate and conflict between and within different groups in society' - Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0: Public domain image under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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