Analysis Of Plato 's ' The Mind And Souls '

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It was a simple concept that was built and moulded. That never existed in reality or theory until chosen and perceives it to exist. Socrates, the fictional identity that, Plato creates for himself, leads us on to a journey of the mind and souls through discussion with his fellow philosophers: Thrasymachus, Polermarchus, Glaucon and Adeimantus that eagerly approve to this development.
In Book I, so what is justice? This abstract idea provokes Polermarchus to suggest that justice that justice is both the truth and paying off debts including those out of kindness (others done upon you) and wrong doing ( you done upon others). But how does this apply to evil and evil deed? Can the same rules apply? Polermarchus then goes on to say that justice is "doing well to your friends and harm to your enemies." This definition has unadventurous ethics to be considered, who is a friend and who is an enemy? So isn’t a friend cable of doing wicked and evil things? If so should he/she be punished? Accordingly an evil individual may punish those seem as good and help those who are equally unjust subsequently causing more atrocities. But if your just you do not harm and if unjust you do so by punishing/hurting others you become unjust therefore does anyone deserved to be punished?
Therefore justice works how one wants it to work and the situation there in and works when someone gives it purpose meaning like war and in favor to the rich to suit their needs thus justice is a useless…
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