Ethics

Ethics

The Republic itself can be read as a treatise about justice. Books 1 and 2 specifically deal with the kinds of claims about justice that Socrates will spend the rest of ths Republic arguing against. We therefore have three main theories of justice discussed: Thrasymachus', Glaucon's, and Socrates'.

Thrasymachus' argument:

Glaucon's argument:

Socrates' argument

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