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Meagan Mowles PHIL 111-505/ Rewrite Power is the root of all that is corrupt. From this simple statement, it is evident that any human being could be lured into the evils of the ring of Gyges. The brain was made with greed and self promotion woven into its core, psycho egoism. With these selfish traits, it would be hard for a person to resist the temptations to better his own position with the ring in his possession. However, if the ring happened to find its way into my hands, I would choose a path of selfless actions and attempt to better society rather than destroy it. Real character is exemplified by one’s actions when no one is watching. The ring of Gyges gives the holder a safety net. It allows the holder to “be like a God among men” ( Ring of Gyges , 2). This power can be used to serve two purposes: good or evil. An unjust user would “take what he wants from the market place and lie with anyone at his pleasure” ( Ring of Gyges , 2). Plato’s text states that all humans would use the ring unjustly due to their egotistic behavior. This
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PHIL 111 taught by Professor Franchi during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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