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The Republic

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | BCE

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A position represented by the character of Thrasymachus. In the context of The Republic, it is the view that morality is merely the glorified self-interest of weaker people.


A method of discussion aimed at establishing truth through the clarification of ideas. The interlocutor in a dialogue is a partner in a common endeavour rather than an opponent.


The opposite of the dialectic method. Instead of aiming at mutual understanding the goal is the refutation and defeat of one’s interlocutor.