Definitions of Common Good

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The hypothesis about the Common Good has always been described in accordance with a particular understanding of the society. Common good is one of the central notions of social ethics.

The Common Good

The common good is the value of people as a whole. The human race is indivisibly one and all human beings are connected, and as such they belong to the same organized body and family. The society is then responsible for the impartial distribution of the common goods hereditary from the past so that every generation may amuse and accelerate cultural and material resources.

A rational allotment of the common heritage of humanity has to be undertaken without any partiality for any individual member or group of the human species. In spite of this, more attention must be given to the less privileged members of the society of humanity since they are less able to protect their rights and maintain their claims.

It is reasonable to us to desire that our friends should know what we know and desire that common good, which we want and ignore the mistake sin and suffering which we ignore. Our desire to truth and honesty will give us desire that they may be common.

Social Justice and Common Good

    Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
    ~Mahatma Gandhi

One of the modern challenges to social philosophy is to redefine the thought of social justice from an outlook that covers all human beings. The widening scope of the opinion of social justice follows logically from the sentiments of the community of humanity and of the common good of the human species.

The process, therefore, means that, just as the common good belongs to the whole group of humankind. It is also the policies of justice are trying not only to the existing generation, but also over time, to the long chains of ages which collectively from one group of humankind.

The common good was also using as the foundation for law making and law breaking. It was now and then held those laws against to popular benefit could be rejected even after performing so that the common good was preferred to specialized legality. Good law and the common good are connected more than once in the Politics.

Aristotle's analysis of the common good was taken up as popularly among ancient writers as was his version of the order of societies. Aristotle lays down the notion that laws must be commissioned in accordance with constitutions and that laws. Which are in accordance with moral constitutions, must surely be just, and laws.

They are in accordance with corrupt or immoral constitutions, must be unjust. Thus if the common good is for Aristotle the most quintessential principle of constitutional government, we can assume that a just law will be a law which serves the common good.

Selfishness and Common Good

Selfishness is counter to the common good which is the end of all civilizations. Every selfish person is his own end. He cares not to prevent the common good if he do but think it will promote his own. For though the true value of certain persons is normally involved in the common good.

Yet, that is but is subservience to the public good, and is not followed mostly by these persons who predominantly look at themselves. And it again and again falls out that the public interest cannot be obtained, but by such self-denial of the members, which these men will not submit to; though they experience a larger damage by their selfishness. Little do they think of the common good, it is their own matters that they observe and follow.

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author avatar sukkran
22nd Sep 2013 (#)

thanks mark

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
22nd Sep 2013 (#)

A very interesting article,thanks for the elaboration of the meaning of common good.

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author avatar sukkran
24th Sep 2013 (#)

thanks randhir for your visit and comment

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author avatar C.D. Moore
22nd Sep 2013 (#)

Excellent article. Thankyou

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author avatar sukkran
24th Sep 2013 (#)

thanks c d moore

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author avatar M G Singh
22nd Sep 2013 (#)

Very informative. Common good is also used in jurisprudence along with natural justice.

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author avatar sukkran
24th Sep 2013 (#)

yes, i agree with you madan

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
23rd Sep 2013 (#)

Great piece and thank you for sharing the words of the great Bapu Mahatman Gandhi

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author avatar Johnny Knox
23rd Sep 2013 (#)

An excellent article on an important concept.

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author avatar sukkran
24th Sep 2013 (#)

glad you love my post johnn

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author avatar Kalai
23rd Sep 2013 (#)

Lovely piece. A rather analysis.

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author avatar sukkran
24th Sep 2013 (#)

thanks kalai.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
25th Sep 2013 (#)

informative page sukkran....

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author avatar Trillionaire
26th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks, u always write about interesting things.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Oct 2013 (#)

Erudite post and thought provoking, thanks Sukkran. Selfishness is unfortunately contagious especially in a material world where most are made to covet wealth. We need a conscious shift towards common good - siva

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