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Review Questions: 1. Ring of Gyges: The Ring of Gyges a. If not going to get caught, then one is going to do unjust things b. If can really get away with it, then nothing to stop you from doing it c. Strip the man of everything except his justice d. You would still do the unjust e. Story: Glaucon’s foundation for his argument i. Man finds a ring that makes him invisible and he goes around and does  whatever he wants ii. he then sleeps with the kings wife and takes the throne f. Significance: i. Plato argues that the life of the unjust is greater than the life of the just ii. They use it as a foundation (that people are unjust naturally?) 2. 4 Greek Virtues a. Wisdom- knowledge on how to live rightly. King should possess it b. Courage- willingness to step up and die for what is right. No fear c. Moderation- everyone knows and acknowledges who should rule d. Justice- minding your own business and not meddling in others concerns. Those  should do what they love and what makes them happy 3. Noble Lie a. Farmers, craftsmen and warrior are taught the noble lie b. Told a story in which they all come from the same Earth, all brothers and sisters i. Gods put certain kinds of metal in your soul
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ii. Prevents people from meddling in something they have no skill in iii. Further legitimize a just society  1. This way people accept authority iv. Gold= fit to rule v. Silver= warriors vi. Iron, brass= farmers and craftsmen c. Conforms people to their own status i. Keeps them in the Allegory of the Cave, locked up and ignorant d. No room for improvement in the system e. Significance: i. Pre-destined people in society ii. No control over fate iii. It is handed to you 4. Platonic Response to Corruption 5. Platonic Form Characteristics a. Only philo-kings have access b. Form is i. Universal ii. Objective iii. Discovered iv. What constitutes ultimate reality c. For Plato there are forms of justice
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6. Allegory of the Ship a. Captain should be most knowledgeable b. “an” authority c. Why should philosophers rule? i. Because he is the one who knows what to do ii. He is the leader iii. Do you want someone in power who was placed there or who knows  what they are doing? d. There is a due course, an objective 7. Allegory of the Cave a. Philosophers have seen the light b. They have seen the real world c. There are people chained in the cave who are clueless and sheltered i. All they see are shadows d. Philosophers go back in the cave to try and get them out and make them not so  ignorant e. Another foundation for philosophers authority and knowledge over all others i. Because they are “an” authority above all the others
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLY SCI 1 taught by Professor Digeser during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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