The Common Good as Reason for Political Action

@article{Diggs1973TheCG,
  title={The Common Good as Reason for Political Action},
  author={B. J. Diggs},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1973},
  volume={83},
  pages={283 - 293}
}
  • B. J. Diggs
  • Published 1973
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • "The common good," under one name or another, has had an important place in traditional political philosophy. Aristotle used the concept of "the common interest" (to koinei sympheron) as the basis for his distinction between "right" constitutions, which are in the common interest, and"wrong" constitutions, which are in the interest of the rulers; at one point he seems to equate "the common interest" with "justice."' Saint Thomas Aquinas declared "the common good" (bonum commune) to be the end… CONTINUE READING
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    the view I have suggested with Held's conclusions in the book cited