Can something be right without being just?

  1. abbaelijah profile image74
    abbaelijahposted 3 years ago

    Can something be right without being just?

    And what are the possible differences between RIGHT & JUST. In any or every form.

  2. Besarien profile image84
    Besarienposted 3 years ago

    Yes. It may be right for society to punish a person who steals with prison time. If that person is a starving child who stole food to live then putting him in prison would not be just. Putting him in an orphanage or in foster care where he will be fed, educated, and looked after until he is adopted would be both right for society (he will no longer steal) and just for him (he will no longer go hungry.)

  3. Ana Koulouris profile image78
    Ana Koulourisposted 3 years ago

    It seems to me that being right is subjective and being just is objective.