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O disfarce da força

In this article we intend to analyze the definition of justice in the "realm of concupiscence" given by Pascal. Justice is, according to him, prevention of sedition (L. 66; B. 326). Preventing any revolt is the guarantee of peace in the State. Pascal points out in the Trois discours sur la condition des grandes that the good art in governing is not enough to achieve this goal. It is necessary to use force. Because force cannot be manipulated since it is a tangible quality unlike justice, which is a spiritual quality, justice is manipulated to justify force. Once the traditional concept of justice as "give every one his due" becomes empty, justice becomes the disguise of force.

Justice; Force; Custom; Concupiscence


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