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Critical Analysis Essay on Plato's The Republic

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Essay on the topic of Self-determining Justice, in relation to the Divided Soul and the Desire for Good in Plato’s The Republic.

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Philosophy Ancient Greek philosophy Metaphysics Socratic dialogues Dialogues of Plato Virtues Republic Socrates Form of the Good Good Soul Theory of Forms
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Philosophy Ancient Greek philosophy Metaphysics Socratic dialogues Dialogues of Plato Virtues Republic Socrates Form of the Good Good Soul Theory of Forms
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On this basis, I defend Socrates’s preference to implore us to act according to reason, though I reconfigure the restrictive maxim which decrees that moral fault is ignorance, as one’s present ‘licentiousness and reproachfulness’ stems from ‘bad upbringing or bad company’ and overpowers judgement to render him ‘self-defeated’ (431a). A more convincing argument is that one has power only over one’s mind (rather than external events). In realising this, happiness will manifest from such thoughts to determine one’s strength and will-power. Thus, constant re-examination is needed to make a moral life; it is all within oneself in one’s way of thinking. Justice therefo...
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