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Tami Kunst September 15, 2204 The Republic: Book II Author: Plato Journal Entry #2 Book II of The Republic consists of a conversation between Socrates and Glaucon, a student of Socrates. Throughout Book II, they determine a definition for justice and debate whether being just or injust is better off for the individual. Glaucon questions the benefits of justice. Socrates encourages justice through explanation of roles and types of citizens. Justice aides the community as a whole and will eventually trickle down to benefit the individual level. Glaucon defines justice as a “compromise, for lack of power to do wrong.”(Plato 359 B) Glaucon believes that those who are injust are better off and those whom are just are short-ended. Using the story of Lydian, the Shepard who discovered the ring that would make one invisible, Glaucon explains that no matter if one is just or injust, to have that power to do wrong without consequences will drive someone to do wrong. In lines 361 b-c, Glaucon explains the only way to test ones just is by taking away all possessions
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 1432 taught by Professor Kane during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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