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Ronniede Sousa

Content of the ring of Gyges was mentioned in the Platos Republic The ring granted its owner the power to become invisible at will Through the story of the ring Republic considers whether an intelligent person would be moral if he did not have to fear being caught and punishedWhat does glucogon thinkGlaucon asks whether any man can be so virtuous that he could resist the temptation of being able to perform any act without being known or discovered Glaucon suggests that morality is only a social construction the source of which is the desire to maintain ones reputation for virtue and honestyHence if that sanction were removed ones moral character would evaporateHe thinks tatht he life of the unjust is better due to Moral lifejust life only coems about when people are tired of surring injustice and they come with agreement about how people should behave which is moralityo contractarian theory M this is a circular reasoningit cant count as injustice until theres morality and establishing a agreementis presupposing that the convention of morality already existother wise the promise involved wont have power to predict the valueof ppls behavior You only behjave just when forced toie Glaucon thinks that no one is willing just so all men believe that injustice is more profitable than justiceo M you only compare pure and extreme cases wehre unjust peron wit
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