n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Standard-form contracts and the evolving idea of private law justice : a case of democratic capitalist justice versus natural justice : aantekeninge
|Article Title||Standard-form contracts and the evolving idea of private law justice : a case of democratic capitalist justice versus natural justice : aantekeninge|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||150 - 160|
ISI Social Science
Societies are not static. Human nature would want to perceive, and therefore it creates, the belief that the transition of society will always be towards something better. The idea of creating a perfect "utopian" society is a very old dream. Isaiah Berlin writes that most utopias are set in a remote past - a "golden age" (Berlin "The decline of utopian ideas in the West" in The Crooked Timber of Humanity (1992) 20-48). Homer talks about the happy Phaeacians, and about the blameless Ethiopians amongst whom Zeus used to dwell. Hesiod talks about the "new" age succeeded by progressively worse eras. Plato speaks in the Symposium about people once being whole and complete in a happy but remote past.
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