"Pravda" – korektiv narušenog modusa egzistiranja
"Justice" – Corrective of Violated Mode of Existence

Author(s): Željko Kaluđerović
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Hrvatsko Filozofsko Društvo
Keywords: “justice”; Homer; Odyssey; process; procedure; methodology; public; particularity; principle

Summary/Abstract: Research of demonstration of “justice” in Homer’s Odyssey by kings or magistrates in actual situations of the time, showed that these were particular procedures rather than abstract concepts, always applied to resolve concrete and specific ad hoc situations and never to the depersonalized and general laws, so their role was being exhausted in the course of negotiations and settlement of rival parties. Their intention was to reestablish destabilized continuity of morality-based community, therefore it can be said that the mentioned procedure de facto represented “justice” applied to a given context. The author concludes that the concept of “justice” in this sense was merely a suitable methodology, i.e. the rule of conservation of existing mores, or simply a correction of a violated mode of existence in a certain polis.

  • Issue Year: 26/2006
  • Issue No: 04/104
  • Page Range: 861-877
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Croatian