The Ring of Gyges and the Myth of Er

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Philosophy

 

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May 31, 2016

 

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Thereafter Gyges became aware to the fact that the ring he had acquired granted him invisibility when he rotated the settings. With his invisibility Gyges beguiled the king’s wife, killed the ruler and then took over the kingdom. Immediately after reading this we can acknowledge that when there are no consequences in place people forget what is wise and just...
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Immediately after reading this we can acknowledge that when there are no consequences in place people forget what is wise and just. Socrates even goes as far to say that if we supposed there were two rings, one worn by a just and the other by an unjust person not one person would stay on the path of justice, “…when he could take whatever he wanted from the marketplace with impunity, go into people’s houses and have sex with anyone he wished, and do all the other things that would make him like a god among humans...
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