Literature, Law and the Idea of Justice: The Case of Professors Amartya Sen & George Anastaplo

Andrew Majeske

This essay, originally presented at the 2012 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, will be developed into the critical introduction for a volume to be published by Rowman and Littlefield containing essays arising out of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Third Biennial Literature and Law Conference.

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One Response to Literature, Law and the Idea of Justice: The Case of Professors Amartya Sen & George Anastaplo

  1. Is Machiavelli really as “new and strange” as Professor Anastaplo suggests? The same basic political ideas found in Machiavelli are also found in the Ancient Greek Sophists like Thrasymachus, Protagoras and Gorgias. The ideas are also found in Sun Tzu from China, and in the Chinese Legalist philosophers Han Fei and Li Si. They can also be seen in the Indian thinker Chanakya. In other words, Machiavelli did not invent realpolitik. There is nothing “unexpected or surprising” about finding someone in the modern Western tradition elucidating these political ideas, since the same ideas are elucidated in some form in all great civilisations.

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