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Book One of the Republic Plato’s main aim in The Republic is to answer two questions. One of them is what justice is while the other one is the reason as to why people should be just. The setting of the book revolves around those two challenges where Socrates pose the question, “What is justice?” The major debate that the author has brought about is what constitutes justice in a given country. For a long time, the matter has been of great concern for many writers since the period of civilization when citizens did not enjoy equal rights. Discrimination due to factors such as color, race, religion, nationality or gender has been the main cause of deterioration in many states. The writer of the Republic was concerned on whether or not the concept of justice may be determined by citizens in a given state. The application of laws helps to serve the citizens of a just nation in the court of law. The primary argument that the author advances in the book is the policy responsible for securing the well-being and the good life of citizens of a country. One of the value that contributes to a
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