The Ring Of Poligones In Antigone

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1. The Ring of Gyges is able to turn one invisible. Glaucon describes The Ring of Gyges in the Republic and raises the question of whether an intelligent person would be moral if he did not have to fear being caught and punished for doing injustices. He comes to the conclusion that the just person would do the same thing as an unjust person would because one’s moral character would disappear when in use of the Ring of Gyges. 2. Eteocles and Polyneices are brothers and appear in the play of Antigone by Sophocles. Polyneices is the next one in line to rule Thebes but with the support from Creon, Eteocles claims the throne for himself. Polyneices then assembles armies from other city-states to attack Thebes and claim his throne, which he almost brought the whole city to destruction. Polyneices and Eteocles die in the battle and Eteocles…show more content…
The term telos comes from Aristotle in his book Politics. He defines telos as everything exists in nature for a reason. He believed that the essence of nature lies in the end rather than in the beginning. Nature is what a thing is when it’s coming-into-being is complete: essence. Therefore, telos being the good, the end and the nature. 4. Cephalus appears in Plato’s Republic and a person who is well-respected. He gives his own definition of justice which he states that justice means that you live up to your legal responsibilities and be truthful. 5. A vice is a bad habit and a virtue is a good habit. Law keeps us from doing bad by giving us a disincentive for doing bad things, so we want to do good things. Our parents teach us right from wrong and the threat of punishment or the law from mom and dad, kept us from doing bad things. Law can educate us from doing bad things. For an example, the government does want people to smoke, thus making the taxes on cigarettes high. A law can tell us to do good by closing everything on Thanksgiving to give people a chance to celebrate it with their family and loved ones, which is very

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