Philosophy

In the Republic, Plato lays out his view of justice. Describe that view of justice and how he thinks he thinks his view addresses the question

raised by Gloucon in the story of Gyges’ Ring. In that story, Gloucon speaks of the King of Lydia, who was once a shepherd, but discovered a

magic ring that would allow him to turn invisible. He used the ring to advance his own perceived interest doing what was unjust. Gloucon

implies we would (and perhaps should) all do the same. In his description of the intrinsic value of justice, Plato disagrees with Gloucon.

Explain how.

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