Help me study for my Writing class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.
1. Argumentative Essay (Defend a position): Who won the argument: Socrates or Thrasymachus? [800-900 words]
Citation format :Cite Plato using the line numbersin-text citations –> (Plato 347a).
••No outside sources only cite from Plato’ Republic
If you do not have access to Plato’ Republic, please inform me and i will send over the files to you. It is the only sources that professor allow to use in this essay. In addition, the professor is aware of buying essay online, so write the essay not too professionally.
-Thesis: Which position will you defend and why?
-What kind of good is justice?
.Is justice intrinsically good? Or is justice an instrumental good (Book II)
– Create a strong analogy ( to frame your argument
.Analogies are comparisons between two objects that share some obvious properties, and based on these initial similarities, you infer that they probably share other properties as well.
. For example: Justice is like math—they both function like universal standards of fairness/harmony. Saying that justice is an instrumental good is like saying all answers are correct in math class. You might be able to manipulate people with your opinions, but that doesn’t make your math results correct.
.Evaluate how Socrates and Thrasymachus define justice
.Analyze the reasons for their views—why do you find these reasons accurate/inaccurate?
.See Thrasymachus’ definition/speech (Book I)
.See Socrates’ definition (Book IV)
.Which life is best—the just or unjust? Why? How do you know?
-Explain how this debate is still relevant in the 21st century
§ These topics are among the most crucial for understanding Plato’s views about justice in the Republic
1. Individualism VS collectivism (forced social restrictions)
2. Can we reach justice without mass deception? (noble lies)
3. Social stratification (guardians, auxiliaries, producers)
4. What is education for? How should it be structured?
5. What are the qualities and qualifications of a good ruler?
6. Censorship (immoral art/speech)
§ Select three of the topics above and explain why they are important to this discussion by highlighting relevant real-world examples.
§ For example, one might say that the government’s positive outlook on the economy is a noble lie. Numerous economic and health experts are warning us about a second stock market crash, and that it could be a long time before the work