Plato-The Republic Notes - The Republic Socrates(through Plato link Happiness and Virtue together therefore it is impossible to have one without the

Plato-The Republic Notes - The Republic...

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The Republic → Socrates (through Plato) link Happiness and Virtue together; therefore, it is impossible to have one without the other. Happiness depends on our desire to desire virtue and knowledge because these are higher pleasures of just life. What does Socrates want to prove? What does he argue for? Socrates wants to prove that the just person is happier than the unjust person All men desire happiness, then we should all seek to live a just life Argues many points: What happiness is? What is the relationship b/t pleasure and happiness? What is the relationship b/t pleasure, happiness, and virtue 1st argument Analogy between health in the body and justice in the soul We all want to be healthy Health - just the harmony of different parts of the body (each with its own function) Justice - similar harmony (health---body) Among different parts of the soul Injustice = war between the parts of the soul

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