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καὶ τὸ δίκαιον κ.τ.λ.] The argument is, justice is κοινῇ συμφέρον, it promotes the public interest, it is advantageous or expedient to society, whose interest it is that the laws should be duly observed and the rights of its citizens maintained, and evildoers punished, and all this is the effect of τὸ δίκαιον: but that which is useful or expedient is good, § 1, because it is the means to an end, that end being happiness, the ultimate and universal aim.

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