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lecture for sept. 29th, 2010

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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Rebecca Kingston

Pol200 sep. 29, 2010 Plato2: the just city, or justice in the soul writ large Glaucoma--Platos brother 3 important things going on in book 1: 1-to acknowledge justice as a good 2-the right sphere of thinking about justice 3-impicit lesson: to be fully justice is to give a full account of justice to know justice is to give a full, consistent and coherent account of what justice is 3 important characters: 1-Cephalusfulfilling ur obligation by paying debt to the Gods we are just when we do what the authorities tell us lack of theoretical reflection Socrates: 331C Objection to this view: never to lie-provides a gap between what this justice serves and the demands of justice Justice not just in relation to those involved but about the greater good, beyond our perception of character or our own relationships Polemarchus -a question of good willdoing good to ur friends and harm to ur enemies central to this view: loyalty problem: we all can be deceivedppl can seem good but are dishonestperceptions are not always correct and the judgments of other ppl are not Thrasymachus 336Bdefends a view of justice to an abuser of power definst justice as the advantage of the stronger: his 1 position: might is right argumentrelativist understanding of justiceadvantage of the established govt (in other words, there is no such thing as justice) 2 position: justice is the opium of the people, that it is something that keeps people down, ppl just follow cuz they thing is good but it keeps ppl away from the powerful justice is a means of advancing particular interests an indictment of democratic rhetoric Glaucon
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