According to Plato:
a. What is justice in the person/soul
b. Why should reason rule the soul© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 3:57 pm ad1c9bdddf
For Plato, justice in the person/ soul is identical to justice in the state.
<br>"Then it applies to justice: we shall conclude that a man is just in the same way that a state was just." (Chap. XIV (iv 441 c-445 B)
<br>How did Socrates explain justice in the state? The response to this question will hold the answer to what justice is in the person/ soul.
<br>* Re-read Chapter XIV (iv. 441 c-445 B) entitled The Virtues in the Individual. This section will help to clarify Plato's argument.
<br>* Justice in the state: each of the three parts of the state (Auxiliaries/ Guardians, Artisans, and Rulers) doing what they are meant to do. Hence, the same goes for the soul.
<br>* What are the three parts of the soul? How do they parallel the parts of the state?
<br>1) The rulers of the state will be represented in the soul through ...
Plato's sense of justice is demonstrated.
Plato's Republic - Defining Justice
1. What is Cephalus' definition of justice?
2. What is Socrates' problem with Cephalus' definition?
3. What is Polemarchus' definition of justice?
4. How does Socrates get Polemarchus to abandon his position?
5. Is there something to be seeing between the lines with this? (Please don't let the last question keep you from answering if you are qualified to answer the rest). Thank you.View Full Posting Details