Essay on Socrates And Crito ' Conception On Justice

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Socrates and Thrasymachus’ Conception on Justice
In Friedrich Nietzsche’s work, The Genealogy of Morality, he states that the existence of laws establishes what is just and unjust within a given society (Nietzsche 1280; sec 12). Thus, there does not seem to be anything explicitly virtuous for justice. In reference to the Republic, I will argue Socrates and Thrasymachus have different views on justice and will ultimately disagree with each other on Nietzsche 's conception of justice. Nietzsche’s entire work is trying to dissect morality from its origins. He looks at empirical causes to explain the existence of morality in order to reason why it is the way it is. When analyzing his work, would seem like Nietzsche has a hollow concept of justice. What only every seems to be just is what the current laws that exists advocate for. There does not seems to be anything more or anything less to the statement. There is nothing grandeur to justice because the meaning can change just as easily as it was made (Nietzsche 1280; sec 12). It would seem like Nietzsche 's statement presupposes that what binds people to justice is consequence. When laws are made there are certain rules and guidelines for citizens within a society to follow. If they are not followed there is punishment as a consequence. Therefore, justice is merely good for is consequence. If you follow it, there won’t be a penalty.
This comes from the same idea that Thrasymachus has. Thrasymachus argues the following:…

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