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Philosophy First Extrapolation Paper

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First Extrapolation Paper Jordan Stanton According to the sophist Thrasymachus, justice is defined as nothing more than what is advantageous to the stronger (Page 14). Thrasymachus believes that a person must always do what will benefit them whether it is a just or unjust action, but the only time to do what is just is because of fear of punishment (Page 15). Following Thrasymachus’s designed mindset regarding justice it is obvious what his answer would be for someone who is curious about the ethical decision for the CIA agents to waterboard the Al Qaeda operatives. Since Thrasymachus believes that justice is achieved through the benefit of the stronger party he believes it was just for the CIA agents to torture the operatives to achieve their goal of finding out crucial information. The act was advantageous to the stronger party and during the course of action no one was caught or punished, so therefore in Thrasymachus’s eyes the action was completely just. This theory completely coincides with
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