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The American Justice System In The Republic By Plato

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The American Justice System What is justice is a question that has plagued philosophers since the time of Plato when he wrote The Republic to present day. In the book, Plato uses the dialectic, between Socrates and other Athenians like Polemarchus, Cephalus, and Glacuon, to try and find the definition of justice. Through the voice of Glaucon, Plato defines justice as a compromise of sorts between advantage and fear, and injustice as the things that we wouldn’t want done to ourselves. Then my question is: is it just to do something injust to an unjust person? A perfect example of this question being contemplated in society is the controversial debate over whether or not the death penalty should be abolished. In my opinion, it should be abolished
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