Linking Virtue and Justice: Aristotle on the Melian Dialogue

12 International Legal Theory 99 (Fall, 2006)

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John Lunstroth

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights; University of Houston

Date Written: December 2, 2006

Abstract

I examine the Melian Dialogue to explore how the idea of justice as a characteristic of international group behavior is often identified as international law, and how it is determined not only by the social structure of the individual members of the group (states), but also by the characters of the personalities involved. I examine the overlap of politics, foreign relations and international law.

Keywords: human rights, justice, international law, international legal theory, Melian dialogue, Aristotle, Thucydides, virtue, ethics, politics

Suggested Citation

Lunstroth, John and Lunstroth, John, Linking Virtue and Justice: Aristotle on the Melian Dialogue (December 2, 2006). 12 International Legal Theory 99 (Fall, 2006), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2239927

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