Cyprus issue about more than a bit of political horse-trading


In Book 1, of Plato’s famous dialogue The Republic, Thrasymachus one of Socrates’ interlocutors states that justice is that which serves the interests of the strongest so that what is right is always determined by might. Socrates refutes Thrasymachus’ notion of justice by simply arguing that justice as a virtue cannot be what serves the interests of the strongest as those interests might result in vice and evil and not in virtue, which is the hallmark of justice, the other cardinal virtues being courage, moderation and prudence.

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