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Does Socrates think it is ever moral to break a promise?

Republic by Plato

-Explain Socrates argument against the view that morality is the interest of the stronger

-Explain Socrates argument for why morality is better than immorality

So I have a basic idea of what each question might be I just need a second opinion.

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Interesting you are that you frame your question in the present and not the past tense, for indeed Socrates’ points of views and purposes had little if anything to do with the elements of time except insofar as he could use that universal element to facilitate his students and colleagues to master a greater familiarity with still higher principles, to which the fitness of time bears little or, in truth, no importance. Allow that I preface this point first: you are best not to get too bogged down with contemporary interpretations, as found in Philosophy, of Socrates’ via Plato’s thoughts… Read more »

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you go to deanza.

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I don’t know what Socrates think or better to say believe about this issue, but I say morality is not the same for everyone. According to you it might not be moral to break a promise, but I would do that if I find my own interest in breaking it.
Morality is better that immorality?! It’s a little bit funny, because no one can say what morality is! Who is going to decide what is moral and what is not?