Plato 's Views On Justice And Morality Essay

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Justice and morality can be defined, in the simplest of terms, by the act of treating people the way they deserve to be treated. To some, the idea of this is straight forward with only one answer. But to others, there are an endless amount of views as to which justice and morality can be defined. By comparing Thrasymachus ' views on justice and morality from Plato 's Republic, with Nietzsche 's views from The Genealogy of Morals, on the same topic, one can clearly see many similarities and differences. Both, Nietzsche and Thrasymachus believe that justice and morality have been divided by the classes, and that in most situations it is the one in the upper class who is being given an advantage. This being said, they also have different views on the topic as to whether or not this division of morals and justice is right or wrong. Should we be divided into the virtues that we believe in? And should this division determine the way we live our lives?

Nietzsche shared his views on many things throughout The Genealogy of Morals, this also includes the way he felt upon the topic of justice and morality. First off, Nietzsche did not simply believe we were born with our moral standards predetermined. Maybe now a days, since we see morality around us as we grow up; but Nietzsche says that in the beginning it was not like this. Nietzsche follows this with his belief that the

distinction of morality came from the distinction of the upper and lower classes1 (Nietzsche, Friedrich. On the…

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