PHI 305 Week 1 Assignment: Why Be Moral?

In 1,000-1,250 words, address the following: What is Plato’s notion of justice and how does it conflict with that of Thrasymachus? In light of this debate, what do you think is the purpose of right conduct? In other words, why be moral? Delineate at least two reasons why people should live by a moral code. Support your claims with logical reasoning.

Use the GCU Library to locate three to five sources in support of your content.


Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.



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