Republic Bk1 stdy qstns

Republic Bk1 stdy qstns - Study Questions for Platos...

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Study Questions for Plato’s Republic Book I 1 . Polemarchus initially claims (quoting Simonides) that justice is giving to each what is owed him. He modifies his position as Socrates questions him. a. What does Polemarchus come to think it is that we owe to friends? (331e-332a) to do good for them, to never harm them b. Why does Socrates say “justice must be some sort of craft of stealing”? (334b) to benefit friends and harm enemies c. Now Polemarchus modifies his view to this: it is just to harm unjust people and benefit just people. (334d) How does Socrates show this view of justice to be false? (334d-335d) it is just to harm bad people are enemies and do good for friends that are good people. Only an unjust person can make a person more unjust. 2 . Thrasymachus: the anti-Socrates. a. Present Thrasymachus’s first definition of justice (338c) and the problem Socrates reveals with it. (338c-339e). the advantage of the established rule. Some of the orders given by those in power can be
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