Socrates Vs Polites

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about thoughts and action instead of the manipulation they are proposing with their rhetoric. His unwillingness to give up justice in order to practice politic puts him in a unique position. His politic is closer to being a craft than Callicles, whose is about pleasure which Socrates then again describes as a knack. It doesn't have any depth to it. As Socrates mentioned, Callicles politic is not aimed to the good. That is why he stands by philosophy as the true ruler in politic, as being the only way you can achieve justice in the city. Philosophers must be the rulers because it gives a reason for things to be, they are accountable. He addresses this matter at 514A: “Shouldn't we then attempt to care for the city and its citizen with the aim
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