University of St Thomas Republic Thrasymachus by Plato Analysis

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900 words minimum (about 3 pages; not counting bibliography or title page), double spaced, Times New Roman font, size 12, 1 inch margin on all sides. The format of these papers should be in Chicago, APA, or MLA style. The general structure of the paper should be in basic essay format: introduction, body, and conclusion. Be very careful to cite your sources; this is a research paper. Only primary sources are allowed – no secondary sources whatsoever. Your papers should be turned in electronically (via Blackboard) with your full name in the filename of the document followed by “first paper” (for example, “Francisco Plaza - First Paper.docx” in my case).

Objective:In addition to recognizing the logical and rhetorical use of arguments, students will show an ability to present their own counter arguments. In a writing assignment, students will correctly identify and explain the premises and conclusion in the analysis of an argument, and then present a counter argument.

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Plato’s Republic Outline
❖ Introduction
❖ Thrasymachus’ Argument
❖ Counterargument
❖ Conclusion


Thracymachus’ Position on Justice




Thracymachus’ Position on Justice
Thrasymachus can be regarded as exemplary philosopher that challenges the concepts of
conventional morality. In Plato’s “Republic,” Thrasymachus denounces the virtue of justice as a
false concept of self-interest. He regards the virtue as a fraud that intelligent people choose to see
through. In this regard, Thrasymachus argues that what is regarded as “justice” is weakness and
that strength is only found in the “unjust.” This idea can be viewed as an essential critique of
moral values. Based on this premise, this paper focuses on analyzing Thrasymachus’ position, to
which it identifies arguments for it, the premises, and the conclusion. In addition to analyzing
this argument, the inclusion of a counter argument to the claim is vital. Thrasymachus’ argument
seemingly represents the moral as well as the political views of the Sophistic Enlightenment
during the late fifth century in Athens.
Thrasymachus’ Argument
As indicated earlier, Thrasymachus’ notion of justice criticizes moral values. In this case,
he insists that justice i...

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