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    Please help answer the following questions. Provide at least 300 words.

    (a) How does the character Socrates defeat Cephalus' and Polemarchus' accounts of justice?
    (b) Why does Plato bother to consider these views?

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    Hi there,

    Here are the answers to your questions:

    Please read the following excerpt, paying particular attention to the sentences in quotations.

    Questions: How does the character Socrates defeat Cephalus' and Polemarchus' accounts of justice? Why does Plato bother to consider these views?

    Solution:
    As Socrates is returning from watching a religious festival with his friend Glaucon, they run into Polemarchus and Adeimantus (Glaucon's brother), friends of theirs. They all go together to Polemarchus' house to spend the afternoon.

    At Polemarchus' house, Socrates discusses old age with Cephalus, Polemarchus' aging ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution helps with a problem regarding Plato's Republic. It discusses how Socrates defeates Cephalus' and Polemarchus' accounts of justice and why Plato bothers to consider these views. The answer is given in 384 words.

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