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In Platos classic the Republic Socrates is challenged by Glaucon and Adeimantus to prove justice is better than injustice In doing so Socrates must prove that justice is good in itself rather than for its eternal rewards Glaucon believes that it is inherently better to be unjust rather then just one can acquire greater goods and make more profit my being unjust He argues that the only reason one would be just is for eternal rewards To better illustrate Glaucons argument lets look at the Prisonners Dilemma In this hypothetical situation we are presented with four different inflictingsuffering scenarios Following Glaucons theory of justice which states that it is almost always better to inflict injustice rather than suffer injustice I would rank the scenarios in this order First I would choose B for in this scenario I am inflicting the greatest injustice and not suffering at all Then I would choose D because in this scenario I am neither inflicting injustice nor suffering injustice Third I would choose A though in this scenario I am inflicting injustice I am also suffering it as well My fourth and final ranking would go to C because in this scenario I am suffering injustice but not inflicting any If we are to follow Socrates theory of justice then I would rank them in this order First I would choose D for in this scenario there is no inflicting of injustice and no suffering Then I would choose C in this scenario I am suffering injustice This is second because I am not inflicting any injustice Now here is where it becomes a little difficult In scenarios A and B I am inflicting injustice though the severities of the injustices are different it is still injustice In scenario A I am inflicting injustice and suffering injustice In scenario B I am inflicting injustice but not suffering it In both scenarios I am inflicting injustice In terms of merit I
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