Glaucon in the Republic

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Philosophy

 

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Patricia C

 

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December 28, 2013

 

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Glaucon believes that the query warrants no further investigation, since an individual whose soul is unbalanced cannot possibly be happy. Through his objections to pursue the matter further, it can be seen that Glaucon has already begun to transform, though gradually. He sees now, through his own admission, that material possessions and power is not worth having "when his soul ? the very thing by which he lives ? is ruined and in turmoil...
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He sees now, through his own admission, that material possessions and power is not worth having "when his soul ? the very thing by which he lives ? is ruined and in turmoil." These feelings stem from the conclusion of the three classes within the city (thus, the three parts of the soul) and Socrates' definition of justice in the individual...
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