View Poll Results: What's the definition of "fair"?

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  • Any rule made applies to everyone.

    8 33.33%
  • Everyone gets the same opportunities.

    11 45.83%
  • Everyone is treated in such a way to wind up with similar results.

    4 16.67%
  • Everyone leaves everyone else and everyone else's stuff alone.

    3 12.50%
  • Personal responsbility.

    3 12.50%
  • Whatever’s average.

    1 4.17%
  • Grading on a curve.

    1 4.17%
  • Nothing is fair, so that’s fair.

    5 20.83%
  • Some obvious things were left out of these choices.

    8 33.33%
  • This poll has no practical or intellectual value.

    6 25.00%
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Thread: What's the definition of "fair"?

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    What's the definition of "fair"?

    We hear a lot of discussion about what’s “fair”. What does “fair” mean to you? Does it mean that people get treated the same? That they have the same opportunity? Does it mean everyone gets to live the same way? What’s “fair”?

    Multiple choice and please expound.
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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    That's easy, of course..

    Whatever benefits me is fair.

    Whatever doesn't benefit me is unfair.
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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    Fair = just

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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Fair = just
    And what's your explanation of the meaning of just - Just = Fair?
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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    And what's your explanation of the meaning of just - Just = Fair?
    Well, yeah, it's not rocket science. It is as simple as that.

    Fairness
    Last edited by Canell; 09-25-11 at 09:29 AM.

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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    Its a word with multiple meanings and infinite application.

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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    The concept of fairness and justice are both useless. Neither exist.
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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    The concept of fairness and justice are both useless. Neither exist.
    Like any other social construct, from money to rights, none of these things exist, but they are useful due to human predisposition to the concepts.

    Thus we should continue to argue and define them, because even though the concept is imaginary, the results of people acting on those concepts is real and useful.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 09-25-11 at 12:13 PM.

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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    The concept of fairness and justice are both useless. Neither exist.
    In our society your are for the most part correct....fair to us is what the majority votes for

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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    From Merriam-Webster: "A gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade"

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