Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 months ago

about Philosophy, critical thinking, Book the Republic?

The Kallipolis is ideal because it maximally allows for the flourishing of its citizens. This notion of flourishing presupposes that human beings have definite natures that are strongly tied to their functions. Ultimately, Socrates’ definition of the virtue of justice is grounded in these functions. There seems to be little room in the Kallipolis for free will or the capacity to choose. What is your response to this? 

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  • 1 month ago

    Morality is an objective thing, like the body is. High blood pressure does increase the chances of cardiovascular disease, etc. So, dealt those cards, we must play our hand a certain way to do well. We can't "choose", for example, to make lying to a loved one harmless. Like that.

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