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Question on Social Justice?

Posted on 03/30/2014 12:54:53 PM PDT by MNDude

Does anyone know who first coined and started using the term "social justice"?


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1 posted on 03/30/2014 12:54:53 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

http://www.heritage.org/research/lecture/social-justice-not-what-you-think-it-is


2 posted on 03/30/2014 12:57:25 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: MNDude

While the concept of social justice can be traced through Ancient and Renaissance philosophy, such as Socrates, Thomas Aquinas, Spinoza and Tom Paine, the term “social justice” only became used explicitly from the 1840s. A Jesuit priest named Luigi Taparelli is typically credited with coining the term, and it spread during the revolutions of 1848 with the work of Antonio Rosmini-Serbati. In the late industrial revolution, progressive American legal scholars began to use the term more, particularly Louis Brandeis and Roscoe Pound

Wikipedia


3 posted on 03/30/2014 12:57:59 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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You posted that quicker than I could.

A principal ancient source for the concept, if not the term, would be Plato. Some folks would make the case that Karl Marx largely re-wrote Plato's Republic, with a layer of (bogus) economic added.

4 posted on 03/30/2014 1:00:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: MNDude

My guess is muckraker journalists/writers.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 1:02:08 PM PDT by Raycpa
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Commie-Grannie nuns have been involved, too. They love it!


6 posted on 03/30/2014 1:04:36 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Gadsden1st

Interesting. Never heard the term until 5 years ago. Now I hear it all the time.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 1:05:01 PM PDT by MNDude
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best i can find...

What is the Social Justice Training Institute?

The goal: Full and equal participation of all groups in society

Adams, Bell and Griffin (1997) define social justice as both a process and a goal. "The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure."

8 posted on 03/30/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode
Does anyone know who first coined and started using the term "social justice"?

It was the Lactose Intolerant thats who!


9 posted on 03/30/2014 1:25:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: MNDude

Abrahan Lincoln. If he didn’t do it, he set the stage for it.
Civil rights gave it legs.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 1:25:48 PM PDT by Slambat
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even with three inches of new globull warming outside, a big icecream cone doesn't sound bad right now...
11 posted on 03/30/2014 1:34:47 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Abrahan Lincoln. If he didn’t do it, he set the stage for it. Civil rights gave it legs.

Preceded Lincoln in Europe. Mentioned by Tom Paine, even.

12 posted on 03/30/2014 2:14:25 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: MNDude

Over 20 years old from Bay Area in California.
Started with Janitors for Justice.
It morphed into SEIU


13 posted on 03/30/2014 2:15:04 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: MNDude
Interesting. Never heard the term until 5 years ago. Now I hear it all the time.

It's Newspeak for revenge. It used to be considered a brutish, base instinct that needed to be restrained and contained, but that was back when civilized behavior was expected of all. Now that's just plain racist.

Obama is the head community organizer of revenge.

14 posted on 03/30/2014 2:29:51 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Raycpa

Or somebody with their hand out looking for a government check?


15 posted on 03/30/2014 2:33:48 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: MNDude

if you go to Mount Rushmore at the official monument you will learn there that the US was established for “life, liberty and the pursuit of SOCIAL JUSTICE.”


16 posted on 03/30/2014 2:35:24 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: MNDude

I think it was Homo Erectus in a conversation with Homo heidelbergensis, but it was a bit before my time and I can’t verify it.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 2:56:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Even back then the damn homos were screwing things up.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 3:04:12 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MNDude
Does anyone know who first coined and started using the term "social justice"?

Karl Marx

19 posted on 03/30/2014 4:14:16 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: MNDude

Posts #2 and #3 got it. FReepers know everything!

The term (rather than the concept), is Roman Catholic.

The heritage.org link is very good.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 4:47:43 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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Just because liberals probably invented the term doesn’t mean they have to own it. Gun rights are a matter of social justice and I use that term whenever I can.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 4:59:27 PM PDT by rabidralph
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