20. The Immoralist’s Challenge- Plato

20 The - "The Immoralist's Challenge Plato The reading starts out with Socrates believing that he had finished the discussion about justice having

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“The Immoralist’s Challenge” Plato The reading starts out with Socrates believing that he had finished the discussion about justice, having provided a sufficient response, but the other people don't like the conclusion that has been reached. Glaucon explains what they would like Socrates to do. Glaucon says that goods can be divided among three categories: This we want because of their effects or consequences, like working out (physical training), and medical treatment; thinks that we desire only because we like them, such as joy, and (what he considered the highest class) things we desire for their own sake, and also for their consequences. Examples are knowledge, vision, and good health. Glaucon and the others would like Socrates to prove that justice is a good and desirable thing, and also that it belongs to that highest class of desirable things, being desired to both it's own sake and it's effects. He (Glaucon) makes the point that the majority of people would place
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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20 The - "The Immoralist's Challenge Plato The reading starts out with Socrates believing that he had finished the discussion about justice having

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