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RULERS’ ERRORS (339b–340c) The immediate problem with the idea that justice is the advantage of the stronger is that the strong can make mistakes about their own advantage. If a city’s rulers support a law they believe to serve their purposes, but that will in fact hurt them, then—on the Thrasymachean view—justice would have to consist in disobeying that law. But such an option robs the rulers of any sense of power, for it commits their subjects to deciding what will most help the rulers. The subjects make the laws.
For by postulating an idealized form of the ruler, he has reintroduced the skill analogy, and with it all the same questions about skills that Polemarchus had been unable to answer. In particular, if justice or political rule are skills, what are their objects or goals? THE OBJECT OF RULE (341c–342e) Socrates compares the skill of rule to the skills of medicine, piloting, and horse training. The doctor rules over the human body, for it is the doctor who determines what the body ought to eat and drink and what medical treatment it needs.
Differences from the rest of the Republic Book 1 places Socrates in a highly realized setting, with characters who stand out as definite personalities; they sit and get up, sweat and blush, wave their arms. Some speak elliptically and others hyperbolically, but each one seems to say what he really thinks. Socrates in turn treats each one differently, starting with the individual’s particular claims about justice and tangling the man in contradictions. He offers very few doctrines of his own (336b–337e), and Book 1 closes with little in the way of fixed and satisfying conclusions.