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1 64929793 The Just Person has a Divided Soul Justice is more than how fairly a person is treated, the definition goes deeper than that. According to Socrates, justice is a result of how one’s soul is structured which can explain the just and unjust actions people do. Socrates explains that a person’s soul who is in the “right” arrangement will act more just compared to a person’s soul who is not arranged in that way. This arrangement can be seen as the division of the soul. Socrates argues that the soul is divided into three different parts which include, the rational, the spirited, and the appetitive. Each part of the soul is responsible for its own function and must function at its best capability in order for a person to live a just life. One part of the soul is the appetitive part. A person’s desires and physical needs, such as hunger and thirst, are met because of the appetitive part. Socrates uses the example of a young man to explain this part of the soul and how this part differs from another part of the soul, the spirited part. Socrates talks about a young man named, Leontinus. One day Leontinus was walking along the street when we saw corpses that were lying down on the street. When Leontinus saw the bodies, he had an ‘appetite’ (439e) to want to look at them, however, something was holding him back and made him feel ‘disgusted’ if he were to look at them. The

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