Essays Tagged: "Glaucon"

The Republic, written by Plato

fferent ways. In this paper I am going to discuss a few. First I am going to discuss the reason why Glaucon and Adeimantus see justice as being a bad thing and it is better to live aunjust life.Plato' ... mantus see justice as being a bad thing and it is better to live aunjust life.Plato's elder brother Glaucon argues that the just man is only just because of the fear that he will get caught and punish ...

(4 pages) 193 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Socrates asks "What is Justice". I explained what "justice" is by breaking down all that i learned in class.

Bhumendra JadubansDr. Ronnie KleinQuestion 3Glaucon and Adeimantus' challenges justice by way of three views, these views are 1. Glaucon's socia ...

(4 pages) 181 0 2.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Glaucon's Definition of Justice from Plato's Republic. Also, courage is examined in a similar context.

A Definition of JusticeIn this paragraph Glaucon, who has taken up the argument from Thrasymachus, makes his definition of justice. He states ... ples too weak to be immune from injustice not to be unjust and is a contract not willingly entered. Glaucon presents this definition as a culmination of previous argument and as an explanation he feel ...

(1 pages) 11906 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Plato, Book IV of The Republic.

his argument as to what constitutes the ideal city. In order to do this, Socrates feels that he and Glaucon must evaluate the individual citizen, specifically the mind and soul of the individual citiz ... fore he goes into his explanation of the these three parts, he feels it necessary to make sure that Glaucon agrees with him that the soul has more than one part. He accomplishes this by the simple vie ...

(6 pages) 92 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Skeptic Approach to Socrates' Knowledge about Knowledge

In Plato's Republic Book V lines 476d to 478e, Plato's main characters Socrates and Glaucon have an interesting discussion about epistemology. The argument in this passage serves to pr ...

(6 pages) 75 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on the nature of justice described in Plato's Republic

In Plato's classic, the Republic, Socrates is challenged by Glaucon and Adeimantus to prove justice is better than injustice. In doing so, Socrates must prove t ... doing so, Socrates must prove that justice is good in itself, rather than for its eternal rewards. Glaucon believes that it is inherently better to be unjust rather then just; one can acquire greater ... just. He argues that the only reason one would be just is for eternal rewards. To better illustrate Glaucon's argument lets look at the Prisonner's Dilemma. In this hypothetical situation, we are pres ...

(2 pages) 67 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Thumos: Coping in Plato's Republic

versus injustice and the task of defining each. To figure out how to grasp a definition, Socrates, Glaucon, and Adeimantus set to creating a Just City as a model for the individual. Eventually they c ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Republic by Plato

f justice and questions of justice. It consists of a group of different arguments between Socrates, Glaucon and Thrasymachus on a great variety of subjects. They are different issues and items that oc ...

(3 pages) 88 2 3.9 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

What is Justice?

g a matter of knowledge; being aware of the good creates an implication to do good. Others, such as Glaucon view justice as a legally enforced compromise between doing injustice to others and having i ... in fact to lead a good and virtuous life, for this brings the difficulty of justice with no rewards.Glaucon's first argument is that doing injustice and not being punished for it is much more pleasura ...

(2 pages) 37 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Deas Platos theorys

d their performance, especially since you are so insistent." (Plato, 335) Plato quotes Socrates and Glaucon as saying (Isn't there a very great difference in nature between man and woman? Does not tha ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

What according to Socrates is a just city

lete, rather than for just one skill. So it is recognized that it belongs with the guardians. Next, Glaucon and Socrates try to find where the Athens' courage comes from. Courage is the "power to pres ... nder all circumstances, the right, lawful opinion of what is and is not to be feared." Socrates and Glaucon find that the people in the city who exhibit this courageous behavior are the guardians of t ...

(5 pages) 36 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Is It Possible? An Examination of Adeimantus' Reply in Plato's "Republic"

nd why Plato choose to have Adeimantus interject himself into the conversation between Socrates and Glaucon, and what he is trying to point out to the readers as a more discreet message.Socrates begin ... he is trying to point out to the readers as a more discreet message.Socrates begins by speaking to Glaucon about the nature of philosopher kings and how they should be raised in order to ensure they ...

(8 pages) 40 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Being Versus Knowing: The Distinction

Glaucon cajoles Socrates to give his account of the Good. Socrates explains to Glaucon that it is be ... Glaucon that it is beyond his power to give an account of the real meaning of good, but he can tell Glaucon what he pictures to be the offspring of the Good. However, before introducing the offspring ... s a segment of the larger conversation that Socrates has been having and will continue to have with Glaucon. Socrates indirectly refers to a previous part of their conversation when he reminds Glaucon ...

(4 pages) 303 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Search For Justice

tement that he does do not believe in? To see how others rebut your statement. This is the approach Glaucon employs. After listening to Thrasymachus Glaucon is not satisfied with the argument on eithe ... definition of justice.Tharsymachus and Polymarchus have departed from the discussion and Socrates, Glaucon, and Adeimantus are left to continue the debate. The dialogue of the second book is more an ...

(7 pages) 31 1 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Allegory Of A Cave

ey lie in the pit comprehending what they believe the world is.Later in this selection, Plato tells Glaucon that the prisoners have formed a habit and can ironically see ten thousand times better than ...

(5 pages) 27 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Pabla

stice in Plato's Republic Book II Within the close of Book II of Plato's Republic, Thrasymachus and Glaucon are still unconvinced of Socrates' perceptions on justice. They both accuse Socrates in reje ... that is proposed on the matter and stubbornly refuses to provide his own perspectives. At this time Glaucon demands more from Socrates to truly convince him that the benefits of being unjust truly out ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Plato---Issues In The Republic

saying this, Socrates provides us with absolutely no reason not to train women for ruling purposes. Glaucon, as usual is not keen on Socrates and tells him to explain the benefits of these ideas. As a ...

(4 pages) 26 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A close analysis on Plato's Republic. Answers to such questions as: What is Socrates' reply to Thrasymachus's notion that injustice makes one "stronger and more effective" than justice (34)?

t." (35) It is for the benefit of the group and the individual to act in a just manner.(2) Why does Glaucon tell the story of Gyges (44)? Glaucon is not satisfied with the conclusion that Socrates and ... laucon is not satisfied with the conclusion that Socrates and Thrasymachus have reached on justice. Glaucon decides to explain the origins of the meaning of justice. People who decided "neither to do ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A Look into Platos Arguments and the Definitions to His Terms

ies for one who thinks they are beautiful.Plato starts his argument about beauty with a dialog with Glaucon. He writes "He who, having a sense of beautiful things has no sense of absolute beauty, or w ...

(5 pages) 595 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Is It True that Justice is a Good ? And If So, Does it Mean that We Have Good Reasons to Act Justly?

from injustice. Therefore, people should behave justly.One of my argument is related to goods which Glaucon define justice as a good. Glaucon states that all goods can be divided into three classes: t ... things we desire both for their own sake an for what we get from them such as knowledge and health. Glaucon and the rest would like to Socrates to prove is that justice is not only desirable, but that ...

(8 pages) 21 0 5.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays