HW#12 - Reading Assignment 13th Week “The Immoralist’s...

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Reading Assignment 13 th Week “The Immoralist’s Challenge” starts Socrates stating that he had finished the discussion about justice with a sufficient response, but people seemed to dislike the conclusion reached. Then Glaucon divides goods into three categories. First, there are things that are wanted because of their effects or consequences, like physical training and medical treatment. Second, there are things that are wanted only because we enjoy and like them, like joy. Third, there are things that we desire for their own sake and for their consequences, like knowledge, vision and health. Glaucon and others request that Socrates prove that justice is a good and desirable thing and that it belongs to the highest class of desired things. Glaucon then mentions that people tend to view justice as a necessary evil, something that we have to avoid something even more terrible that we might otherwise have to endure. But justice arises from human’s weakness, and we all know we would be worse without it. And justice isn’t something practiced out of
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2008 for the course PHIL 262g taught by Professor Yaffe during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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HW#12 - Reading Assignment 13th Week “The Immoralist’s...

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