09.10.09 notes humanistics

09.10.09 notes humanistics - Humanistic Studies chapter two...

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Unformatted text preview: Humanistic Studies chapter two G and A sets the terms for the following discussion Glaucon and Adeimantus even though Socrates spends the rest of the dialog expounding his views, he is doing so only for what G and A want to talk about G and A put out four points before he makes a three fold distinction Glaucon states that all goods can be divided into three classes: 1. things that we desire only for their consequences, such as physical training and medical treatment; 2. things that we desire only for their own sake, such as joy; 3. things we desire both for their own sake and for what we get from them, such as knowledge, sight, and health. What Glaucon and the rest would like Socrates to prove is that justice is not only desirable, but that it belongs to the highest class of desirable things: those desired both for their own sake and their consequences. characterizations of justice, why we act morally, we classify our acts in terms of doing things because it is the right thing to do, because of the consequences that come from it good because of both things, sakes that comes from it and good for the sake of being good he wants Socrates to defend justice in terms of the third category G thinks for the most part we act because of the consequences in terms of moral philosophy the third category is considered, 1 and 2 are considered to be incompatible, the reasons for generating...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course HMST 297 taught by Professor Ferrel during the Fall '10 term at McGill.

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09.10.09 notes humanistics - Humanistic Studies chapter two...

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