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Morality: Plato vs. Thrasymacus in the contemporary context. Being moral is something that has to do with the harmony of one’s soul. It is true that sometimes, it seems that people, usually inpower, who act in an unmoral fashion, tend to profit of their actions; while others who behave morally seem to have more problems and live in a unprivileged position. But if the situation is analyzed fromthe background, where the shines of money, riches and privileges acquired while being immoral don’t blind the judgment everything becomes clear. In this fictional town, the leader is becominginsanely rich, with bags and cases full of dollars, but is he really happy? This question, arises from the assumption that the ultimate goal of our life is to live happily, so then it is important to know ifthis person, with all the material goods that he is acquiring will achieve that end. Well, in Plato’s definition of happiness, a person must be balanced in a harmoniseems thatseems that people,usually in power, who act in an unmoral fashion, tend to profit of their actions; while others who behave morally seem to have more problems and live in a unprivileged position. But if the situation isanalyzed from the background, where the shines of money, riches and privileges acquired while being immoral don’t blind the judgment everything becomes clear. In this fictional town, the leader isbecoming insanely rich, with bags and cases full of dollars, but is he really happy? This question, arises from the assumption that the ultimate goal of our life is to live happily, so then it is importantto know if this person, with all the material goods that he is acquiring will achieve that end. Well, in Plato’s definition of happiness, a person must be balanced in a harmonious way with the threeparts of the Soul: reason, spirit and appetite. Appetite is what motivates people, usually in power, who act in an unmoral fashion, tend to profit of their actions; while others who behave morally...
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