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Platos profound early writing on politics ethics and education discussed in the Republic are the foundations of todays governments nations and discourses At least that is what I am told Platos ideology and reasoning are not always the most believable and desirable it makes me wonder which part of todays government practices must give due to the Republic to be discovered in Gov 101 While it is easy to be disgusted with Platos idealism and philosophy which seems to deter any type of an acceptable nightlife it does leave the reader with a desire to keep trudging through endless mounds of self-indulged prose to discover Platos reasoning One such view that Ive been asked to dissect is Platos idea of justice Before I read the Republic justice always seemed like such a simple thing what is right however now its more than that I shall examine Platos description of a discussion between Socrates and Thrasymachus on justice in order to understand some of Platos views Thrasymachus defines justice as nothing other than the advantage of the stronger Book I 338c This bold ignorant statement causes Socrates to spring in and draws Thrasymachus into a debate on what true justice entails Thrasymachus expands his statement with the example of tyranny the tyrant the strongest is able to enforce all their wants on the citizens the weaker Therefore the tyrant will always get what he desires justice for himself and injustice for the weaker Socrates envisions justice as something more than the advantage of the stronger and pulls Thrasymachus into a lengthy argument on the subject Socrates arguments usually involve a large amount of word twisting and manipulating Thrasymachus original statement to mean something never intended But this strategy works well for Socrates so he sticks with it In this Socrates discusses the natural errors every human is liable to make Thrasymachus of course agrees that every human makes errors and that yes every tyrant
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