Analogy between justice in the city and justice in the individual
THE CORNERSTONE OF THE JUSTICE ARGUMENT IN REPUBLIC: Analogy of City and Soul
A central feature of Socrates’ argument to the brothers in Republic is the analogy between justice in the city and justice in the individual. Does this analogy device help to clarify or illustrate the definition of justice Plato wishes to offer his readers? Put another way, do you think the analogy is a good, persuasive one? Or, do you think it ultimately undermines Republic’s argument about what justice is?