Inquiries on justice, law, and natural order can often incite interesting debate and discussion. Questions such as “what is justice” and “what is the role of law and natural order in relation to justice” are among these inquiries. Although they can have many implications for contemporary issues, these inquiries are certainly not just modern problems by any means. In fact, these are fundamental questions about society that have been posed since the days of Plato, Socrates, and pre Socratic philosophers of Ancient Greece. Antiphon and Plato, in particular, have interesting views on natural order and law, and they both offer opposing perspectives. I will elaborate on both of their arguments about justice with respect to its relationship to the law and natural order, as well as justify my position in support of Plato’s view—that Antiphon’s justice does not lead to a good life.
"A Critique of Antiphon’s Justice through the Lens of Socrates’ Position on Nomoi and Phusis,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2015
, Article 11.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2015/iss1/11