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Plato & Aristotle on Social Justice

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Which of the following best represents Plato's view of justice?

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1. Which of the following best represents Aristotle's view of justice?

2. Which of the following belief is common to the political philosophy of both Plato and Aristotle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle laid the foundations of western philosophy, and contributed ideas to virtually every philosophical field. This assessment will go over their views in regard to the field of social justice. You'll be tested on things such as their respective views of justice and the differences in their political philosophies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Plato's view of justice
  • Aristotle's view of justice
  • Common beliefs in both political philosophies
  • Differences in political philosophies
  • Aristotle's concept of government

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall from the lesson the basic information on the political philosophies of both Plato and Aristotle as they apply to theories of social justice
  • Distinguishing differences - check to ensure that you can not only articulate the respective political philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, but accurately describe their common views and the ways in which they differ
  • Knowledge application - draw information from the attached lesson and answer questions identifying the specifics of Plato and Aristotle's views on politics, justice and government

Additional Learning

To learn more about social justice in the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, review the corresponding lesson called Plato and Aristotle on Social Justice. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of social justice
  • Plato's Republic
  • Aristotle's Politics
  • Similarities and differences between Plato and Aristotle
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