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Analysis of Plato's "Myth of Gyges"
An analysis of the dialogue in Book II of Plato's "The Republic".
# 143229 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)


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The paper focuses on Book II of Plato's "The Republic", where we encounter a discussion between Socrates and Glaucon. The paper explains that the question at hand to be resolved is, what would a just man do, if he were not being watched by the eyes of others in society? In this examination of this portion of the dialogue, the author makes a brief analytical summary of the dialogue's contents with a view toward understanding how Socrates might himself use such a power that might seem to raise a man above common morality. The author then attempts to come to a preliminary conclusion about what constitutes justice and how its demands might be fulfilled in Plato's ideal society.

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"In Book II of Plato's "The Republic" (Politeia 2.357-383), we encounter a discussion between Socrates and Glaucon. The question at hand to be resolved is, what would a just man do, if he were not being watched by the eyes of others in society? In this examination of this portion of the dialogue, we will make a brief analytical summary of the dialogue's contents with a view toward understanding how Socrates, who has little to say in this part of the dialogue, might himself use such a power that might seem to raise a man above common morality. We will then attempt to come to a preliminary conclusion about what constitutes justice and how..."

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