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Glaucon vs. Thrasymachus

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Thrasymachus' slippage presents two different accounts of justice which conflict with each other. Although it appears that the immoralist position is what Thrasymachus intended to take due to his slippage, there exists some confusion as to whether the stronger doing justice will benefit the stronger or the weaker...
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In Book II Glaucon and his brother Adimantus restore Thrasymachus' delegitimization of justice claiming that "? Thrasymachus, like a snake, has been charmed more quickly than he should have been?" (358b). Glaucon defines justice as a necessary evil, and that justice is derived from human weakness and fear...
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