Saturday, October 15, 2011

Is the Just Person Always Happy?

“The just man is always happy,” Plato asserts in The Republic.

Really?

It depends, I suppose, on what is meant by “happy.”

What if the just man were wrongfully convicted?

Today, in America, stoic acceptance isn’t the only possible response. The Innocence Project works zealously to marshal definitive DNA evidence to clarify problematic convictions — which sometimes leads to exoneration.

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