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  • Justice Of The Human Soul
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    Is the Lie Just People are always talking about the white lie and how this kind of lying doesn't hurt other people. Other people feel that any lie is one that should not be made. No matter what individuals have to say about lies, Socrates feels that it is necessary to create a noble lie so that his vision of the just state, or kallipolis, can be created. The Myth of the Metals, Socrates myth, in no way contradicts his definition of justice in The Republic. The so-called noble lie that Socrates p...
  • Justice In The City
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    One of the main concepts in both Plato's Republic and Hobbes' Leviathan is justice. For Plato, the goal of his Republic is to discover what justice is and to demonstrate that it is better than injustice. Plato does this by explaining justice in two different ways: through a city or polis and through an individual human beings soul. He uses justice in a city to reveal justice in an individual. For Hobbes, the term justice is used to explain the relationship between morality and self-interest. Hob...
  • Platos Discovery Of The Truth
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    The Truth of Justice Throughout the plight of man, there has always been an ongoing search for justice. Within this journey, exists the question, What is true justice In bringing together the topics of truth and justice, many conclusions can be drawn to answer the above question. In Platos Apology, he is able to defend his position and explain how truth and justice go hand in hand. From the beginning, Plato makes clear to the audience that what he has to say is truthful and just, I put my trust ...
  • Justice Within The Individual
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    Book I of Plato's Republic, begins with various philosophers and thinkers providing their definitions of 'justice. ' Each view works with the same motif, by stating that justice unifies a group of people, because it leads to trust and reliance. Arguments are made that justice is more helpful to the powerful, though, in the grand scheme of reality, all are served under the eyes of justice. Book II of the Republic continues the discussion of justice. Glaucon, a protagonist of the book, is introduc...
  • Aristotle's View Of Justice
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    Political philosophy, that is, the philosophy of the polis, started with the placement of man at the center of philosophical inquiry Know Thyself (gn thi seaton), as was written on the frontispiece of the Delphic Oracle. For the Greek philosophers, the study of man could not be separated from the study of the community, outside of which man cannot fulfill his nature, which is intrinsically social. Politics is the science of the city, that is, the science of living in a community and of serving t...
  • Plato's Use Of Socratic Method
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    The Use of Dialectic to Define Justice Through the use of Socratic dialogue, Plato has an advantage at obtaining answers by refuting other philosophers. Plato is able to achieve an answer to the question, what is justice. He derives this answer through an analogy of the ideal city. The ideal city parallels the concept of the ideal person as Plato uncovers with the aid of dialectic. Plato defines justice as a function of harmony, which must first be achieved in an individual before being extended...
  • Individual From The Basic City
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    The City of Swine By: When one looks at why Plato would have included Glaucon's sarcastic remark of calling the first city a city of swine (372d) in his dialogue the Republic of Plato, one must understand what it is that Glaucon was talking about. To understand what Glaucon's sarcastic remark meant; and how important it was, is because there had to be more to what Plato was writing about. And that Glaucon's remark helped lead Plato's writings right into what followed. For I m sure to assume that...
  • Socrates Social Political Theory
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    In my opinion, Socrates analysis of the human natural is very true as it ultimately brings us his definition of Justice. I agree with his theory of the human natural but not his social-political theory. But In order to understand Plato theory of human natural and his social-political theory. However, we must examine each one of them closely. Plato believed that no one is self sufficient enough to live individually. Human beings are not created equally; some of us are born wiser then the rest or ...
  • Injustice Causes War And Justice
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    Heather Thomas Honors Philosophy Sean Foran November 16, 2000 War in Relation to Justice, Injustice, and the Just City Beginning in Book I Socrates states clearly that injustice causes war and justice causes the opposite, but by Book V he seems to have a completely different perspective on whether war is just or not. His mind apparently begins to change in Book II when he introduces the second class of people, namely the guardians, with the purpose of defending the city. Throughout Books II, IV ...

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