reaction paper 1. Noble Lie

reaction paper 1. Noble Lie - October 15, 2007 Professor...

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October 15, 2007 Professor Erfani Western Philosophy 3. What is a noble lie? Why is it noble? Why is it a lie? What is its function? What relationship does it have with justice? Evaluate the noble lie from your own perspective . Socrates describes the noble lie to be an instrumental tool in the development of utopia . The idea of fooling innocent people in order to achieve justice seems farfetched at first but upon further thought it appears inevitable that in order to create a perfectly just society people must first be assured of their own positions within it . In book three of “The Republic” Socrates tells which offices people would hold in this ideal city . The lowest class of people consists of merchants, doctors, teachers and people in every skilled occupation; these people are known as the producers. Auxiliaries are the next class these people, mostly men, are soldiers and protectors of the city and its people . They must be “vicious” to enemies but also good to the citizens of this
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