On Justice

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On Justice (Greek: Περὶ Δικαίου; Latin: De Justo)[1][2] is a Socratic dialogue that was once thought to be the work of Plato.[3] In the short dialogue, Socrates discusses with a friend questions about what is just and unjust.[4]


  1. ^ Not to be confused with Plato's Republic, whose alternate title in ancient times was also On Justice.
  2. ^ Henri Estienne (ed.), Platonis opera quae extant omnia, Vol. 3, 1578, p. 372.
  3. ^ The attribution to Plato is now considered spurious[citation needed]
  4. ^ John Madison Cooper, D. S. Hutchinson, (1997), Plato, Complete works, p. 1687. Hackett Publishing.

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