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By J. Payne Smith, Jessie Payne Smith

ISBN-10: 1579102271

ISBN-13: 9781579102272

During this significant reference software, Jessie Payne Smith has abridged the good two-volume paintings, 'Thesaurus Syriacus,' through her overdue father. yet her job used to be to not easily edit down the sooner, substantial tomes. She additionally supplied English translations for every access and extra notations. Her father's dictionary had translated every one Syriac note into Latin. The Latin translations made it extra across the world obtainable; yet with the decline of using Latin, it diminished in usefulness. Her labors have insured that it keeps to profit students and scholars of Syriac.

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He does so because he takes Socrates to claim that justice is that which is beneficial for all, whereas Thrasymachus is about to hold that justice is the benefit of the strong (338c1–2). Thrasymachus substitutes the strong and the weak for Polemarchus’s friends and enemies. Both take it for granted that the just is the performance of beneficial deeds; neither person recognizes a sense of justice as good independently of benefit. But Polemarchus also takes it for granted that friendship is a good.

There are two ambiguous elements in the present example. First, Socrates’s argument about the madman exhibits the previously noted point that an act is good if and only if it has good consequences, certainly not if the consequences are bad. The correct performance of the art, for example in treating a patient, is not ‘‘good’’ in the sense that justice is good. ‘‘Good consequences’’ are those that are beneficial rather than harmful. Nor can one leave it at this, since some benefits accrue to unjust acts, such as money to a bank robber.

Finally, the wealthy man with the wrong character will be altogether miserable (329d7–330a6). The unstated premise is that there are decent men with money who will bear old age well. Cephalus does not add in their case that even with money, old age is not altogether easy. He is determined to present his own situation as favorably as possible. Instead of pursuing the general topic of wealth, Socrates somewhat abruptly asks whether Cephalus has inherited most of his fortune or earned it (330a7– 8).

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