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Unformatted text preview: power his ring held he contrived to be chosen one of the messengers who were sent to the court then he seduced the queen and with her help killed the king. No man would keep his hands off what was not his own when he could safely take what he liked out of the market, or go into houses and lie with any one at his pleasure, or kill or release from prison whom he would, and in all respects be like a God among men. The story shows that people are only just because they are afraid of punishment for injustice and that no one is just because justice is desirable in itself. People prefer to be unjust rather than just they just do not want to face the punishment of getting caught so they do the right thing instead....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course PHIL 8 taught by Professor Sicoli during the Spring '11 term at Long Island U..
- Spring '11