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Harsh Patel Philosophy: Ethics Prof. Suits Part 2: Short Essay on Question 16 From the writings of “ The Republic ” by Plato, Thrasymachus defines justice as nothing other than the advantage of the stronger. This bold ignorant statement causes Socrates to spring in and draws Thrasymachus into a debate on what true justice means. Thrasymachus expands his statement with the example of the ruler; the ruler, the strongest, is able to enforce all their wants on the citizens, the weaker. Therefore the ruler will always get what he desires, justice for himself, and injustice for the weaker. Socrates envisions justice as something more than the advantage of the stronger and pulls Thrasymachus into a lengthy argument on the subject. Socrates' arguments usually involve a large amount of word twisting and manipulating Thrasymachus' original statement to mean something never intended. But this strategy works well for Socrates, so he sticks with it. Thrasymachus definition of justice is based upon the idea that what is right is what
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