Critically Responding to Thrasymachus’ Conception of Justice


In Plato’s The Republic, Socrates begins to question the conceptions of justice of a few people in the city of Athens. Those who took on the challenge of answering that I will write about were Thrasymachus and his two brothers, Gloucon and Adeimantis. Particularly I want to define Thrasymachus' ideas of “the stronger”, “advantage”, and his brothers’ reformulation of the argument. I will also compare it critically against what Socrates says in response about justice.