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" ... the picture of some brilliant young Alcibiades standing at the crossways of life and debating in his mind whether his best chance of happiness lay in accepting the conventional moral law that serves to police the vulgar or in giving rein to the instincts... "
The Unity of Plato's Thought - Page 25
by Paul Shorey - 1903 - 88 pages
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Investigations Representing the Departments: Greek, Latin, Comparative ...

University of Chicago - Classical philology - 1904 - 288 pages
...law of nature or theories of the origin of justice in a conspiracy of the weak against the strong."3 His imagination was beset by the picture of some brilliant...that the "wicked" should not have the best of the argument."5 Socrates in the first instance puts forth just enough dialectical strength to baffle a...
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Platonic Ethics, Old and New

Julia Annas - Philosophy - 1999 - 196 pages
...system which he with sound instinct evaded by poetry and myth." P. 25: "Plato is not always ovemice in the arguments by which the skeptic is refuted....that the 'wicked' should not have the best of the argument." P. 26: "It would be a waste of time to cavil on minor fallacies or rhetorical exaggerations...
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Classical Philosophy: Plato's ethics

Terence Irwin - Philosophy - 1995 - 415 pages
...to police the vulgar or in giving rein to the instincts and appetites of his own stronger nature.'** To confute the one, to convince the other, became...that the "wicked" should not have the best of the argument.t" Socrates in the first instance puts forth just enough dialectical strength to baffle a...
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