Learning to Live with 'I Want What is Best for Me'

16 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2016

Date Written: August 23, 2016


Western philosophy has a long history of considering the nature of ‘justice’, and the ‘greater social good’. Both of these ideas are important if not crucial aspects of Western social thinking.

This essay begins by applying the principles and methodology of revised social science to identifying the causal fundamentals of society.

Once the causal foundations are fully understood, then definitions of social justice and greater social good are readily deduced. Social justice as an agreement between two people (or groups) which both willing to action without violence or enmity (workable compromise), and the definition of the greater social good as social justice which all other citizens accept.

Keywords: Social Justice, Ideological Foundation of Western Society, Greater Social Good, Workable Compromise, Mind as the Pinnacle of Evolution

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40, P10, P20, Z18

Suggested Citation

Little, Graham, Learning to Live with 'I Want What is Best for Me' (August 23, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2828356 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2828356

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