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In the Republic Plato attempts to answer one of philosophys most central questions What is justice or right conduct Thrasymachus who is upset at Socrates rhetoric interrupts suggests that justice is what is Thrasymachuss view of justice is that justice is the advantage of the stronger Thrasymachus explains this by expressing that the government makes rules to its own advantage and so it is declared just for their people Socrates argues Thrasymachuss view by insisting that rulers command certain acts on their subjects which sometimes mistake their own best interest causing themselves harm Thrasymachus agrees with Socrates that rulers often do act against what is in their own interest and that sometimes the stronger orders the weaker their subject to do what is disadvantageous to themselves Thrasymachus says it is just to obey the orders of the rulers and just is the advantage of the stronger The more important opinion of justice by Thrasymachus is that justice benefits other people while injustice benefits you The stronger person uses hisher strength advantage to hisher advantage Socrates catches Thrasymachus contradicting himself by stating that justice requires doing what is to the stronger advantage Thrasymachus says that the stronger sometimes makes mistakes and orders something not to his advantage and justice requires subjects to obey stranger Therefore justice sometimes requires subjects to do what is not to the strongers advantage This statement is a contradiction to Thrasymachus then introduces craft assumption Socrates believes that true crafts people pursue not their own advantage but the subjects of their craft and that rulers are considered craftsmen Socrates concludes that true rulers seek not their own advantage but their advantage of their subjects Rulers use their craft to the advantage of their subject and not for their own advantage Thrasymachus denies that true craftsman seek not their own advantage but the subjects of their craft by giving example of the shepherds and cowherds They do not seek the good of their
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