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I The Virtues In Robin Waterfields translation of The RepublicSocrates attempts to give a definition of justice At the end of Book II he began a detailed description of the construction of a good city The good city is a relation to the human soul and its four virtues In the following paper I will discuss the virtues what they are and where they are found Also discussed will be the foundation arrangement and the interconnectedness with each one Next discussed would be the 3 Hs and the understanding Aristotle has on the role of happiness in the moral life Lastly I will discuss the experience that I had that related to Leonitus The four virtues used by Plato are prudence courage temperance and justice Plato relates the virtues to a community which is made up of the rulers army and workers Now the base line is the workers and they do not try to blend with the army as the army doesnt blend with the rulers When all of these do their own job the community becomes one The first virtue to be discussed is prudence Prudence also known as wisdom is found in the rulers The people who have it are those rulers 428d In order to have wisdom one must be resourceful in which heshe has obtained knowledge Plato says resourcefulness is obviously a kind of knowledge its not ignorance which makes people resourceful its knowledge 428b The second virtue is courage which is found in the military section of the community Courage is not the virtue of standing in front of a tank and say it will not hurt me that is stupidity Courage is the ability to apply what you have been taught what is to be feared and what is not to be feared Plato relates retention to courage Im saying courage is a
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