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    The Noble Lie: Plato's Republic

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    The concept of the noble lie begins with Plato in the Republic, where in search of an ideal state he told of a magnificent myth^1.The society that Plato imagined was separated into a three tier class structure- the Rulers, Auxiliaries, and the labor or working class. The Rulers, he said, would be selected from the military elite (called Guardians).The rulers would be those Guardians that showed the most promise, natural skill, and had proven that they cared only about the community’s best interests

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    As with all other topics discussed in “The Republic of Plato,” the section in which he discusses the myths of the metals or the “noble lie” is layered with questioning and potential symbolism, possible contradiction, and a significant measure of allusion. In Chapter X of “The Republic,” Plato presents “The Selection of Rulers: The Guardians’ Manner of Living.” In it, he discusses the necessities of education as they apply to the appropriate selection of and reparation for the community’s leaders

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    The Role of the Noble Lie in the Iliad and the Republic Lie – 2 : something that misleads or deceives Noble – 5 : possessing, characterized by, or arising from superiority of mind or character or of ideals or morals (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) The very thought of a noble lie is contradictory, yet Plato uses it as the basis for stability within his perfect republic. The concept that a lie so deeply ingrained in society will allow it to remain peaceful is generally thought to

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    but she is very excited to be wearing it. If your maxim is to never lie, you would spoil your wife’s happiness and your night out. This shows that telling the truth is not always helpful to those involved. However, a better maxim to follow could be that you always try to make your wife happy, which produces the greatest utility for this situation. I will now argue that lying is morally permissible on the basis of Plato’s Noble Lie. I will argue...

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    The Noble Lie

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    The Noble Lie In Bloom's second edition of "The Republic of Plato," there are many troubling issues. The one that strikes me the most, however, is the idea of the "noble lie." I find this completely disturbing for a number of reasons. It is immoral and wrong to deliberately deceive someone. This idea also completely contradicts Socrates' argument that it is beneficial to be just. In the discussion between Socrates and Glaucon that involved how to create an ideal city, they divided the people

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    Noble Lie

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    other will marry or get sick. However, Plato here shows in his Republic where nothing appears to go wrong because of the “Noble Lie” the citizens of this Republic will never know. Those who lead will not endanger the priority of the State, and for that matter, the noble lie brings control to a society. Clearly, every government that has become a nation began with a ‘noble lie’ to raise in arms and fight for the cause. Socrates and Adeimantus argue by saying, “let’s make a city in a speech from the

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    Essay On The Noble Lie

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    The concept of the noble lie begins with Plato in the Republic, where in search of an ideal state he told of a ‘magnificent myth’. The society that Plato imagined was separated into a three-tiered class structure divided between; the rulers, the auxiliaries, and the labor or working class. The rulers, he said, would be selected from the military elite (called Guardians).The rulers would be those guardians that showed the most promise, natural skill, and had proven that they cared only about the community’s

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    Socratic Citizenship as Salve to the Antinomy of Rules and Values It is not inconceivable that Plato would view the enforcement of rigid laws as a “noble lie” (Rep112)—noble as a guarantor of order in a just city, but misleading in its pretense of infallibility. The Crito, the Apology, and the Republic capture the tension in Plato’s work between a commitment to substantive justice and to formalist legal justice. In a system of substantive justice, rules are flexible and act as “maxims of efficiency”

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    The Lies in Heart of Darkness A lie, as defined by Webster's dictionary is 1) a false statement deliberately presented as true; 2) to convey a false image or impression. It is generally accepted that Marlow told a lie to the Intended - the reasons for that lie are debatable. I would suggest that he told not just one lie, to the Intended, but several - that his visit itself was, in a form, a lie. The statement easily recognized as a lie, and that falls into Webster's definition 1), is Marlow's

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    The White Lie

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    The White Lie People are always talking about the white lie and how this kind of lying doesn't hurt other people. Other people feel that any lie is one that should not be made. No matter what individuals have to say about lies, Socrates feels that it is necessary to create a noble lie so that his vision of the just state, or kallipolis, can be created. The Myth of the Metals, Socrates myth, in no way contradicts his definition of justice in The Republic. The so-called noble lie that Socrates

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