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Plato’s Republic essay:Passage – Book 1 331c-332aAnswer:Plato’s “The Republic” Book 1 looks at the ideas of justice and the issues caused by such a debated topic. The passage looked at (331c-332a) oversaw Socrates in the midst of a discussion with Cephalus and Polemarchus over what is seen to be just and whether in specific scenarios justice is a subjective idea. This essay will consider the argument put forward by the passage given and how well it is presented overall. As well as this, the view ofother philosophers on the idea and how well the argument of justice moves along throughout the passage shall be discussed.Throughout the passage it can be seen that Plato, doing what he is perhaps known best for, uses analogies to show how justice is not a purely objective belief. Before the passage beginsCephalus argues that justice is to not “cheat any man even unintentionally or play him false, not remaining in debt to a god “. (Plato, 380 BC) This very idea of not cheating a man is challenged by Socrates, who is used as a vessel throughout the book to portray the ideas of Plato, with an analogy of a man who loses his sense. Socrates uses the idea that after

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