Summary of Brian Smarts A Case of Identity
What is a physical object? Do things stay the same even after they change? At
what exact point does an object become different? In his article, Brian Smart writes about
a legal dispute over ownership and the issu
The Noble Lie
1. Abolishes the particular family.
2. Hides the fact that the land was originally acquired by conquest.
3. Justifies a sort of caste system.
4. Hides the origin of the guardians experience in indoctrination and social engineering.
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Philosophy 101: Intro to Philosophy
The Central Argument of Republic 347-350
1. Unjust people are clever and good at a craft.
2. Unjust people try to (a) break all rules, press all limits in serving themselves
Exam Question #5:
What are the three parts of Glaucons defense of Thrasymachuss view that the just life is
I. This question is about 357a-362c. Be sure to read this section before answering the question.
II. Glaucon is torn between follow
Glaucon gave three reasons why people praise injustice over justice. Now Adeimantus argues
that even the way people praise justice gives the impression that the only reason to be just is in
order to get external goods. He asks Socra
Socrates Proposals to Glaucon
The Comparison Between Medicine and Law
Medicine (for body)
Law (for soul)
iatrike (healing diseases)
dikaiosune (courts and judges, healing
vice, breaches of justice)
Jacques Maritain on Socrates
1. Sophists like Thrasymachus taught that virtues were powers to succeed in public life,
however ill-governed in its interior universe the soul that exercised them might be. They
claimed to teach a technique or craft for liv
City-Soul Analogy as Diagnosis
Sick City: The craving for luxuries requires that the sick city hold itself if a permanent state of
war. So the military class becomes the most important class, and its breeding and training
becomes the preocc