5. Thursday, September 24, 2009

5. Thursday, September 24, 2009 - PHL Thursday, September...

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PHL Thursday, September 24, 2009 Glaucon ʼ s challenge: moral skepticism Gyges ʼ ring: manipulate consequences injustice plus reputation for justice (361B) Basic structure of the ideal city in book 2: division of labour, (369a ff.) restriction of luxuries (372e) readiness for war (373e) need for guardians (377e) special education the poets disciplined change is dangerous (381a) the “noble lie” (382c-d) Plato ʼ s Tripartite soul [NB: vs Socrates ʼ simpler moral psychology] - faculty psychology - dynamic model Consider: Leontious and the corpses (1) reason vs. (2) appetite (desire) (3) will (spirit/agent of control) [Cf. Freud: superego/ego/id] 1/4 reason (wisdom loving part/ philosophical part of the soul) 1/4 will (spirit/ energy of struggle is exerted) 1/2 appetites examples: civil war (440e), harmony (443d) ** J5 reiterated (443d) excellence in the soul is harmonizing these three parts some questions. .. 1. Can desires be disciplined in this manner?
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