Plato's Republic Glaucon's argument

Plato's Republic Glaucon's argument - 9/17/09 Plato's...

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9/17/09 Plato’s Republic: Glaucon’s definition of Justice Why do people act just? -Whenever people can be unjust without consequence people will be unjust -People are not just freely because they think it is in their interest, they are just out of necessity -People avoid injustice because of the consequences of actions -laws are what they consider lawful, justice is a compromise between what is best to do and not suffer injsutcie and what is worst to suffer injustice without the ability to retailiate -There is no point to being just unless you are thought of as just, that is the benefit -Appearance is the master of truth and lord of happiness What is Glaucon’s Argument? -Ring of the Ancestor of Gyges, makes you invisible, Glaucon says prove to me that I should never use the ring for evil even if I could get away with it -why should those who are unjust and are successful be just? Even if you give a just person the power of no consequences they will do evil, the inability to perform such actions is what prevents you
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2009 for the course PHI 101 taught by Professor Howard during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Plato's Republic Glaucon's argument - 9/17/09 Plato's...

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