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  1. I am trying to understand the section on Justice and Mercy. Using the terminology employed in the text:

    “A state of justice is a situation in which each receives what he or she deserves.”

    “A just act is an action where person A gives to person B what B deserves and in which A is motivated by a desire to produce a state of justice.”

    “A merciful act is an action whereby A relieves person B’s suffering without regard to what B deserves, and A is motivated by compassion to relieve B’s suffering.”

    Then would the following by a summation of all the possible permutations?

    Justice – A gives to B a blessing that B deserves`(Just Act)

    Injustice – A does not give to B a blessing that B deserves (Unjust Act)

    Justice – A gives to B a penalty that B deserves (Just Act)

    Injustice – A does not give to B a penalty that B deserves (Unjust, but Merciful Act)

    Justice – A does not give to B a blessing that B does not deserve (Just Act)

    Injustice – A give to B a blessing that B does not deserve (Unjust, but Gracious Act)

    Justice – A does not give to B a penalty that B does not deserve (Just Act)

    Injustice – A gives to B a penalty that B does not deserve (Unjust Act)

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