PoliSciFebruary 1

PoliSciFebruary 1 - February 1, 2008 Plato's Republic: Self...

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February 1, 2008 Plato’s Republic: Self Interest and Justice Continued Polemarchus: “helping your friends and harming your enemies.” Centered on those who are closest to you. Advancing the interests of  your family, friends and community. Justice permits you to harm those who harm the ones who are closest  to you. Conventional understanding  Socrates’ response: He begins his response with bizarre  counterexamples o Artisans, horsemen, doctors o Socrates is trying to make a larger claim that in raising these  examples that governing and justice is connected with some  kind of skill or knowledge. Need to KNOW what is the good for those you care  about (or what is fitting) Doctor and patient. Patient complains of  symptoms, but doctor KNOWS what will make  them feel better.  o Is it the case that justice is acquiring the same knowledge that 
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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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