Essays Tagged: "Thrasymachus"

Plato's Republic

would be left only with purely egotistic instincts and desires, which he would indulge in all that Thrasymachus commended as injustice (Plato 41-42).In response to this description, Plato wrote,First ... the two--so people say. That is not what I think myself, Socrates; only I am bewildered by all that Thrasymachus and ever so many others have dinned into my ears; and I have never yet heard the case f ...

(7 pages) 539 1 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Flaws in Socrates' Third Argument

It's on Plato's Republic. I first restate Socrates' third argument against Thrasymachus. Then I examine his argument and point out the flaws. Finally I try to guess Plato's pu ... f Book I in the Republic, Socrates states three arguments (349a-350e; 351a-352c; 352d-354b) against Thrasymachus' argument that injustice is more advantageous than justice (343b-344c). He argues: 1) t ... that just men are happy and unjust men are wretched (354a). Even though Socrates successfully makes Thrasymachus give up the discussion, Thrasymachus' failure is not due to Socrates' arguments are per ...

(6 pages) 101 0 3.4 Jan/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 that justice is a compromise of sorts betwe ... . If they could act unjustly without suffering the consequences they would. This partially explains Thrasymachus? earlier definition of justice as the advantage of the strong. No reason exists for a p ...

(1 pages) 12998 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Sophists to Socrates.

Greeks. The world is divided, and always will be, when deciding what is right and wrong.3.What does Thrasymachus mean by his position that "justice is in the interest of the stronger?"Thrasymachus's t ... elligent display of moral thought. His theories have come under attack by many, including Socrates. Thrasymachus' perspective of human nature is that we all seek to maximize power, profit and possessi ...

(6 pages) 150 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Plato's view of Justice in The Republic.

just!Later in book 1, When Socrates criticizes Polemarchus' idea that man should spite his enemies, Thrasymachus puts his view forward; 'Since the established rule is surely stronger, anyone who reaso ... clude that the just is the same everywhere, namely the advantage of the stronger' . Using this idea Thrasymachus has declared that justice is the preserve of the strong and powerful. Justice is whatev ...

(12 pages) 342 2 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

The Republic of Plato, the Socratic thought process

ocutor's positions as he seeks truth and clarity. We can see this clearly in book I. Socrates urged Thrasymachus to declare his strong belief on justice:338 c - Thrasymachus: "Now listen," he said. "I ... t yet understand. You say the just is the advantage of the stronger. What ever do you mean by that, Thrasymachus? You surely don't assert such a thing as this: if Polydamas, the pancratiast, is strong ...

(4 pages) 85 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy


r now it's more than that. I shall examine Plato's description of a discussion between Socrates and Thrasymachus on justice in order to understand some of Plato's views.Thrasymachus defines justice as ... f the stronger" (Book I, 338c). This bold ignorant statement causes Socrates to spring in and draws Thrasymachus into a debate on what true justice entails. Thrasymachus expands his statement with the ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The Republic by Plato

d 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 occur when org ...

(3 pages) 88 2 3.9 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

What is Justice?

on of the world. I am quite positive that Glaucon and Adeimantus are thinking in the same manner as Thrasymachus; they are thinking short-termed and are explaining their arguments in terms of the pres ...

(2 pages) 37 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Search For Justice

n? 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 either side of the true definition of jus ...

(7 pages) 31 1 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ion of Good on Justice 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 ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Plato's Republic

se ideas about justice and to clear the air for a new theory. Socrates engages in a discussion with Thrasymachus, Polemarchus and Cephalus in which they discuss the true nature of justice. From the di ... ely there is none in Polemarchus' theory. Once again Socrates disproves a theory on justice. Thrasymachus joins the debate and he feels the true nature of justice can only be realized if it con ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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)?

(1) What is Socrates' reply to Thrasymachus's notion that injustice makes one "stronger and more effective" than justice (34)? Socr ... otion that injustice makes one "stronger and more effective" than justice (34)? Socrates replies to Thrasymachus by giving him an example that shows that injustice leads to conflicts in all groups of ... laucon tell the story of Gyges (44)? Glaucon is not satisfied with the conclusion that Socrates and Thrasymachus have reached on justice. Glaucon decides to explain the origins of the meaning of justi ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Thrasymachus’ View Of Justice And Socrates’ Re

ich in this case is total life). In order to accomplish such an arduous task Socrates must disprove Thrasymachus definition of justice. In Book I Thrasymachus states that, ?Justice is the advantage of ... , it is just to do what is disadvantageous for the rulers, and perhaps advantageous for the weaker. Thrasymachus simply points out that, ?a ruler never makes errors and unerringly decrees what is best ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Plato’s Function Argument

in just world. We cannot possibly be. There is no way. And just because in justice is preferred by Thrasymachus, doesn't mean it's the best choice. I would question his morality. Because why do he be ... stronger. Because it is right. And it is best. And we must do and stand for what's right. However, Thrasymachus 's approach on how the world should be ran. It's his opinion, but its stands void. Plat ...

(8 pages) 1488 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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?

es it mean that we have good reasons to act justly? In formulating your answer, you should consider Thrasymachus's argument in Book I, and the story of Gyges's ring in Book II.BEING JUST OR UNJUSTJust ... ice can be good for the people. According to Socrates, ''justice is something desirable'' and as to Thrasymachus, he thinks that ''justice is advantage of the stronger''( Plato, the Republic, 338c) an ...

(8 pages) 21 0 5.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays


totle, and Plato. One debatable concept is justice. In The Republic by Plato, Socrates debates with Thrasymachus, a Sophist philosopher. Their interpreted views on justice have substantial differences ... e and being happy is based on living morally and accordingly to justice (Clark and Poortenga, 2003).Thrasymachus' ViewpointAccording to Thrasymachus, justice is obedience to those laws and injustice i ...

(5 pages) 4 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Analysis of Republic Book I

any definitions, instead he destructs others definitions, specifically Cephalus', Polemarchus' and Thrasymachus'.The conversation begins with discussing the lives of the elderly and evaluating it. Ce ... that vigor in a scheming way could lead to righteousness.After destructing Polemarchus' definition, Thrasymachus, bewildered and anxious, angrily intervenes by offering a new definition: "justice is n ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy