Glaukon's Challenge (Republic 2)

4 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2010 Last revised: 4 Sep 2014

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Cathal Woods

Virginia Wesleyan College; Virginia Wesleyan University

Date Written: August 19, 2010


Translation of Glaukon's challenge, including the so-called "Ring of Gyges" story, at the opening of Republic 2. (Formatted for printing on 4 pages, 2 double-sided sheets.)

Keywords: Plato, Socrates, Glaukon, Glaucon, Gyges, Republic, justice, injustice

Suggested Citation

Woods, Cathal, Glaukon's Challenge (Republic 2) (August 19, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

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