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Justice is a word that can be defined in many different ways Everyone has the right to define justice however they want because its their opinion and everyone has the right to an opinion One may think that justice is simple to define but in reality what is justice As one may read justice is just conduct or fair dealing It can also be defined as rightfulness lawfulness or just treatment Well then a judge must be just because he judges peoples behaviors and therefore he knows all But there are different degrees of justice because everyone thinks that they are just Plato wants to give the widest sense variety of detail and to avoid mere skeptical simplicity In The Republic the people who speak with Socrates have the illusion that they can define these ideas simply Justice is not as simple as following the laws of the land or obeying ones parents it is complex Glaucon and Adeimantus in Book two present their case of injustice and agree to look for justice in its greater extent in a city and then in the individual Socrates describes his perfect city as having very little in the ways of softness and wealth The people live with what they have avoid poverty and war pray to the gods and avoid friendships with one another Glaucon wants a city with luxuries not just essentials Everyone wants luxuries but in a real city there must be different classes and different levels of wealth Plato seems to reason and draws a strong parallel between justice in the human soul and in the state The three elements in the soul seen as separate forces are paralleled by three corresponding functional groups within the state- or vice versaWachter notes on Platos Republic The conversation of justice starts off with Socrates and Cephalus Cephalus represents an old man Socrates asked him whether life was harder now or when he was younger Cephalus
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