Comment: Very interesting ideas... Thanks

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Very interesting ideas... Thanks

Swifty, you sure gave me a handful of great objections, and counter "thoughts" for my friend's ideas.

Thank you! I really appreciate them... as I am sure other who stumble here may as well! :)

Could you please explain a little bit more what Thrasymachus meant, or what he was representing as a character?

I don't really understand, I read your quotes, and they do make sense, but was my friend wrong in stating the Thrasymachus proved that "might is not right" and all that?

Where is he wrong? (I know the problem here is that I do not know anything about Plato's Republic, but could you please just sum it up, and pin-point the error in his argument (if he has one)

I keep repeating, that the Thrasymachus argument was already successfully proven wrong by Mr. Socrates 2500 years ago in his famous book Republic: Might does NOT make right!!! In other words, it is wrong to take advantage of weak people just because you can. Duh! Isn't that obvious?

--- it is/was "Plato's" right? Socrates is a character in it or is it actually the real person?

Just plain 'Happy'about the direction the world is taking! Especially if we live to reach LEV [Longevity Escape Velocity]