WHY JUSTICE DOES NOT PAY IN PLATO'S REPUBLIC

@inproceedings{Heinaman2004WHYJD,
  title={WHY JUSTICE DOES NOT PAY IN PLATO'S REPUBLIC},
  author={Robert Heinaman},
  year={2004}
}
It is generally recognized that, in the Republic, Plato faces a difficulty in reconciling his requirements for good government with the main thesis of the dialogue. The main argument is devoted to answering Glaucon and Adeimantus, who question the rationality of just behaviour on the ground that such behaviour is against one’s self-interest. All assume that it is rational to be just only if it is in one’s self-interest to be just, and that it is in an agent’s self-interest to be just only if… CONTINUE READING

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