Assignment 1 - Paper Assignment#1 Theories of Wrongdoing...

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Paper Assignment #1: Theories of Wrongdoing Consider the following scenario: Michaela has had a busy semester. She has a paper due tomorrow in her philosophy class asking her to explain Plato’s internal notion of justice. Michaela wants to do well in this class, but when she sits down to write the paper, she has difficulty with the assignment. She decides to browse through Internet sources for help and finds a paper on this exact topic—Plato’s internal notion of justice. Realizing that borrowing from this paper could help her get a better grade, she cuts and pastes a few paragraphs into her paper, submits it, receives an A for her paper, and is never found out. Socrates, in the Meno (and in his defense against the new accusers in the Apology ), articulates a theory that explains human error and could be applied to cases of wrongdoing. Plato, in his discussion of the tripartite soul from the Republic , also explains how some instances of wrongdoing come about. Finally, Augustine also
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