Reading Response 1

Reading Response 1 - Daniel Carter Jason Beyorsdorff, T.A....

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Daniel Carter Jason Beyorsdorff, T.A. PSCI 2004 – 016 January 30 th , 2008 Reading Response #1 From this week’s readings I was most intrigued by Plato’s Justice . This dialogue of formal argument holds such validity today, just as it did centuries ago when it was originally conjured. It is for this reason, the aspect of this reading that has lasted centuries, that I find myself so interested in it. After reading Justice I found myself asking why is this theme of defining what justice is so recurrent and constant? That is what I want to explore with the remainder of my response to this reading. Plato begins with a reply from Cephalaus: “I replied; but as concerning justice, what is it? — to speak the truth and to pay your debts — no more than this?” Here Plato begins with a sort of normative definition of justice, but then he begins to explore the possibility of that definition being incorrect, and more specifically examines what “repaying a debt” actually means. Later in the dialogue after picking apart what it means
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