“To what extent does justice (for Plato) depend upon the state propagation of falsehoods? Insofar as deception is necessary to maintain justice, can Plato’s distinction between benign or beneficial lies and improper or dangerous ones be sustained?Overall, does Plato successfully justify deception as necessary for justice?”

“To what extent does justice (for Plato) depend upon the state propagation of falsehoods? Insofar as deception is necessary to maintain justice, can Plato’s distinction between benign or beneficial lies and improper or dangerous ones be sustained?Overall, does Plato successfully justify deception as necessary for justice?”

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