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Glaucon's Challenge in Relation to Justice

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How does Glaucon's challenge relate to the question of whether justice is good in itself, good in its consequences, or both?

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The expert examines Glaucon's challenges in relation to justice. The consequences of both are determined.

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Glaucon now enters the conversation. He divides all things into three categories:

1. Those that are pleasurable for themselves and their results.
2. Those that bring good results, but with difficulty.
3. Those that bring no results, but are pleasurable.

Glaucon asks Socrates which category justice ...

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