Iscuss Plato s and Socrates theory of Justice in the REPUBLIC. What does Justice refer to? How is Justice related to the Good?

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CONCENTRATE UPON ANALYISING THE ISSUE YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO WRITE ON. PROVIDE 5 PAGES OF  THOROUGH ANALYSIS, AND 5 PAGES OF  REASONED ARGUMENTS FOR YOUR THESIS.

You must ARGUE and provide COGENT REASONS for the position that you adopt. Do NOT rely on examples to carry your paper. The ONUS is upon you to clarify the topic. Here is the Topic:  Discuss Plato s and Socrates theory of Justice in the REPUBLIC. What does Justice refer to? How is Justice related to the Good?

The ONLY resource that should be used is:  Plato. Republic.

The following is what the Professor expects from the essay:

1. What is the title of your Paper?
This goes on the 1st page of your essay
Use both a DICTIONARY and THESAURUS to obtain the exact words to express the meaning you wish to convey

2. What is it that you want to analyze and to prove?
*Build your argument by noting down points that follow one another LOGICALLY, namely in a reasoned sequence. Ask yourself if your prior statement justifies your next statement. Read it aloud to hear if it sounds PLAUSIBLE, or CONVOLUTED, or just plain incorrect. Read it to someone else to get a 3rd party assessment. If the other person fails to understand what you are saying, then you are being too vague.**

3. What are the 2 central arguments you will employ to establish your position?
*When you argue, you are not giving your opinion, beliefs, etc& You are trying to provide VALID and OBJECTIVE reasons why your position is RATIONALLY more acceptable than other positions. Write for the intelligent reader who is not an expert in this area. Do NOT be COLLOQUIAL. This is an academic exercise.

4. What is the most POWERFUL objection you can make against your own position?
In order to objectively assess the strength of your own position, you need to provide the STRONGEST argument against it which you can think up. This will force you to respond to this argument and so develop your own position. This is not an easy exercise, but it is designed to get you to look at the issue in the way your opponent might view it. Then you must deal fairly with her objections. *What this should teach you to do is to continually question your basic assumption so as to determine if they are well-grounded or not.*

5. What is your conclusion at the end of your paper?
Look back over it. Xerox it, and on the Xeroxed copy, start dividing it up into the LOGICAL sections which compose it. Do these sections fit together or do they fall apart? Have you maintained your train of thought through your paper? Have you fulfilled all the REQUIREMENTS for the paper? **Write out a CONDENSED VERSION of the paper (This should be written out once you finish the essay and should only be a page long. This is NOT included in the 2500 words  the 10 pages). If you find out that you cannot write out a condensed version, then your paper probably does not hang together well. You may have to rework parts of it or all of it. *So give yourself enough time to write the condensed version, and to correct any flaws that you might find in your paper. The condensed version should be less than a page. Hand in the condensed version with your paper.

ESSAY CONTENT  REPRISE:
* Defend a position!! You MUST defend your position or thesis employing arguments and good reasons. Write with the goal of convincing the intelligent reader of the truth of your position. **You are not merely your feelings, but trying RATIONALLY to persuade the reader that your position is the CORRECT position to hold on the particular issue in question.**
It might help to use the following format. Use your own JUDGEMENT though. Provide an introduction to your paper telling the reader what your thesis is  what you re intended to PROVE--, and how you will prove it. The main part of the essay will consist of arguments **(2 FOR, 1 AGAINST). Outline the strongest arguments for both sides of the issue. You must remember to examine the ASSUMPTIONS and PRESUPPOSITIONS of both your own and your opponent s position. Provide a conclusion summing up the results of your paper. Do NOT be CONVOLUTED in your paper. If you can express your points crisply, DO IT! **Avoid the use of filler words, buzz words, colloquialisms, jargon, and other time-wasting, space-filling devices. Use more NOUNS than VERBS and ADVERBS. Provide footnotes if necessary. Be clear, succinct, and comprehensive.**

Make sure for the essay that you use both GRAMMATICALLY correct and ACADEMCIALLY appropriate language.

Use *CANADIAN spelling. Do NOT use Americanisms and SLANG!


****THE ABOVE GUIDELINES WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY PROFESSOR****




I used a website called This was the comment on my essay once I received it back from my Professor:  Unfortunately, your paper was severely limited by the lack of organization and a concrete thesis. It is unclear as to what direction your analysis will take, even after two pages, and the comparisons between Athens and modern democracies are scattered throughout the text. More time spent on examining the flow and organization of arguments would have increased your mark significantly.
Please do not make this same mistake, I d really appreciate it.

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