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    Thrasymachus Vs Socrates

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    on how the laws are followed. To their understanding both Socrates and Thrasymachus argue on what justice is and how it is important in life. In the Republic of Plato Book I , Socrates states that there is a difficult understanding from the idea of harming those through justice. As a result, Thrasymachus also known to be a philosopher , argues that he has a much detailed explanation to what justice is. Thrasymachus definition of justice, is said that there is no value to being justly,

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    paper, I will explain Thrasymachus’ definition of justice, as well as Socrates’s rebuttals and differences in opinion. In addition, I will comment on the different arguments made by both Socrates and Thrasymachus, and offer critical commentary and examples to illustrate my agreement or disagreement with the particular argument at hand. The debate between Thrasymachus and Socrates begins when Thrasymachus gives his definition of justice in a very self-interested form. Thrasymachus believes that justice

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    Thrasymachus Vs Plato

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    Friedrich Nietzsche and Thrasymachus both depict their account of justice and morality. On the Genealogy of morals and The Republic of Plato share similarities but express different views on the genesis of justice and morality. The first account on the genesis of justice and morality, Thrasymachus expresses that justice and morality are naturally beneficial to the ruling class. In a similar manner, Nietzsche states that the genesis of justice and morality is created by the people in power, and the

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    Platos Notion of Justice vs. Thrasymachus, Why Be Moral? By: Khonstance Milan Plato has a different sense of justice than what we ourselves would consider to be justice. Justice starts in the heart and goes outward. Justice is about being a person of good intent towards all people, doing what is believed to be right or moral. Plato believes that once a person has a true understanding of justice that they will want to be “just” for its own benefit regardless of good or bad consequence. Though

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    conventional morality, while Thrasymachus rejects this belief and refutes that human behavior is and should be guided by self-interest. The dialogue begins hastily with an unsympathetic Thrasymachus offensive and in poor treatment of Socrates. After a brief argument with Socrates Thrasymachus starts by saying that Right is the ‘Interest of the stronger’ and that just behavior works to the advantage of other people, not to the person who behaves justly. After Thrasymachus’ beginning proposal he steps

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    However great the divide in opinion may be, there must exist at least some similarity in the participants’ manner of viewing the issue if a solution is ever to be reached. Book One of Plato’s Republic features a disagreement between Socrates and Thrasymachus about the nature of justice. The disaccord between their views of the subject is extremely pronounced, but there are certain underlying agreements which guide the course of the debate. One way to evaluate the validity of the arguments involved

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    Thrasymachus, angry at the discussion between Polemarchus and Socrates, claimed that he gave a better definition of justice. Justice, he says, “is nothing other than the advantage of the stronger” (book 1, p. 338c). However, Socrates did not clearly understand his idea of justice, Thrasymachus then goes on to explain his statement by asking whether or not Socrates is aware of tyrannical, democratic and aristocratic governments in some cities, he asks: “Don’t you know that some cities are ruled by

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    The position Thrasymachus takes on the definition of justice, as well as its importance in society, is one far differing from the opinions of the other interlocutors in the first book of Plato’s Republic. Embracing his role as a Sophist in Athenian society, Thrasymachus sets out to aggressively dispute Socrates’ opinion that justice is a beneficial and valuable aspect of life and the ideal society. Throughout the course of the dialogue, Thrasymachus formulates three major assertions regarding justice

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    answer to what is just is set up through discussion done mostly by Socrates, Cephalus, Polemarchus and Thrasymachus. Thrasymachus contributes to this conversation by establishing what he thinks justice means, especially in regards to government and law. Thrasymachus argues that justice is “the advantage of the stronger” (Plato 338c). Through discussion with Socrates, who opposes this view, Thrasymachus offers his definition and explanation of the argument. I believe that though Thrasymachus’s

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    can have many definitions as for Thrasymachus, he believed justice was something that favors only the stronger party. He argues his view of Justice in book one by mentioning the ruling class and how they make laws that only favors them. Glaucon and Adeimantus developed his argument in book two by saying that justice is something that people do because it is required and if people have the chance to be unjust without any reprimand they will do so. I believe Thrasymachus has been proven correct at this

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