Thrasymachus on Justice - Dictionary of Arguments
Taureck I 71
Justice/ThrasymachosVsSkorates: (Plato, Republic):
Thrasymachos attacks Socrates's conversation. Playful modesty, is supposed to deceive the conversation partner.
He also introduces arguments against opponents who had long since considered them.
Definition justice/Thrasymachus: The justice is nothing else but conducive to the strongest.
Justice/SocratesVsThrasymachos: the ruling might be deceived in what is the most conducive.
Justice/Thrasymachus: if the justly is a foreign good, it includes the injustice of those who possess it.
The just ones are the fools. The justice is everywhere worse off than the unrighteous.
Thrasymachus was the contemporary of the murderous war between Athens and Sparta.
On a small scale, injustice is an evil and is punished. On the whole, it is the hallmark of leadership.
It is conceivable that Thrasymachus was distorted by Plato as a horror image. Popper calls him a "political desperado of the worst sort". (PopperVsTrasymachus)._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
B. H.F. Taureck
Die Sophisten Hamburg 1995