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    In Plato's book, The Republic, How does Glaucon's story of Gyges' ring relate to Thracymachus' challenge and
    add to it?

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    If you don't know what the Stephanus numbers are (though I'd be surprised if you don't!) let us know and I will explain.

    The question your answering here is one that asks you to relate the Gyges story with the notion that being unjust is better than being just. that is the position both Glaucon and Thrasymachus attempt to maintain against the one Socrates puts forward in Book II of The Republic.

    In Plato's book, The Republic, How does Glaucon's story of Gyges' ring relate to Thracymachus' challenge and add to it?

    Recall that the ring of Gyges story is meant to show us how, without external constraints, we will always do what is in our best interests — or what we believe to be our best interests — or ...

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    The solution discusses Plato's book The Republic.

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