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Moral Relativism
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At Stake in the Republic Are there objective / universal standards of morality? What is source of morality? Is morality merely man-made / conventional? Is it better to be moral than not? Do we have any reason to be moral?
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Thrasymachus’ Skeptical Account of Justice “each type of rule makes laws that are advantageous for itself … And by so legislating, each declares that what is just for its subjects is what is advantageous for itself - the ruler - and it punishes anyone who deviates from this as lawless and unjust. That … is what I say justice is … what is advantageous for the established rule.” (338-339)
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Liberal Democracy What might Thrasymachus said about our current liberal democratic order? “You think your ‘liberal democratic’ society embodies respect for freedom and equality. But its laws, ideals, and institutions are organized solely to further the interests of the rich capitalistic class.” How compelling is this critique?
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Relativist and Objectivist Accounts of Justice According to Thrasymachus, when we speak of “right” and “wrong”, the standards we’re applying are just the laws that those who rule our society have put in place. This is a sort of relativism about justice. Opposed to the idea that there are objective facts about justice that do not depend on our culture or opinions.
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What is Moral Relativism? Relativism is the idea that there are no
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