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Morality in the republic The theme of The Republic is very complicated in some ways it is a manual of sorts which demonstrates how society can achieve virtue In the beginning of the Republic we are introduced to the fundamental question of the rest of the text whether it is more beneficial to live justly moral or unjustly immoral It is also important to note that The Republic is not arguing which is better but rather which is more beneficial whether the just or unjust life will make one happier I believe that morality is both instrumentally and intrinsically valuable and when morality is compared to immorality First lets take a closer look at morality Morality is simply the politics of the passions and it is often classed as a respect for manners and customs Morality is that action which is acceptable to others and mainly the majority Many have said morality is our prejudices learned as we grow older Power often controls our morality Yet moral happiness should be the road all would choose as it is the path of highest reward Though morality is no more than a personal choice more people could make the best choice if it became monetarily easier to do so Truth may be the founding father of morality and universally unites morality and immorality Moral rules must be flexible society changes and with it so does morality Morality must be as Agreed upon by religious and non-religious alike because morality as everything else is part of an evolutionary process By manifesting religious or scientific laws you manifest prejudice ignorance and introduce immorality Morality is often vice to power especially in decadent times Yet scientific morality knows the moral to be the best and we should all know morality ends where force begins To become totally moral is impossible but to throw away morality is to throw away the human soul On the other hand many show that
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