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RepublicStudyGuideII - The Republic Study Guide Book II...

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The Republic Study Guide Book II Discussion Questions 1. To which of the three types of good does justice belong? (1) Good for its own sake, (2) Good that is good in itself and leads to other good, and (3) Practical good that leads to other rewards like money. Why? 2. Glaucon argues that we enter into a compact to live in a just society not because justice in itself is so good, but because the bad in suffering injustice outweighs the good in doing it. In other words, there is nothing in justice for its own sake that would lead us to prefer it over injustice. He goes on to argue that, if given rings to make them invisible, the just and unjust would behave in the same way: both would act unjustly. Anticipating Nietzsche, Glaucon says that the just man only acts justly because he is weak or fears the social consequences of acting unjustly. If relieved of these social consequences, he would always find injustice to be more advantageous. Do you agree? Is it better to seem just than to be just?
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