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#10441 - 08/02/08 05:09 AM Morality and Thrasymachus
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Thrasymachus was an ancient Athenian philosopher who said morality is an invention of the weak to keep the strong in shackles.

I like this. I find it's very in tune with Satanism.

I'd like to read more about this. The only words of his I can find were in Plato's Republic, where he was set up as a straw man argument for Socrates to rip him a new asshole.

Any recommended reading to find out more about this guy?

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#12394 - 10/09/08 11:21 AM Re: Morality and Thrasymachus [Re: coelentrate]
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I don't think you'll find much more on him but if you are interested in a somewhat similar approach on morality, check 'On the Genealogy of Morality' by Nietzsche. If you didn't know already.

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#12471 - 10/10/08 07:21 PM Re: Morality and Thrasymachus [Re: Diavolo]
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A great piece on morality from a socio-anthropological standpoint is Mircea Eliade's The Sacred and the Profane. He does a fantastic job of tracing humanity's moral, mystical, and spiritual history in a very logical way.
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#12524 - 10/11/08 08:31 PM Re: Morality and Thrasymachus [Re: coelentrate]
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 Originally Posted By: coelentrate
Thrasymachus was an ancient Athenian philosopher who said morality is an invention of the weak to keep the strong in shackles.



That depends what you mean by morality I suppose.

Consider this...what is it that keeps you from raping, killing, and stealing?
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#12557 - 10/12/08 01:02 PM Re: Morality and Thrasymachus [Re: Dan_Dread]
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Octavius: that looks excellent.


Dan_Dread:

It's weighing costs versus benefits for me personally, but I think other people don't feel the same. These others might really be doing the same as me, thinking about consequences, but rationalize it differently. The history of that rationalization is what I'm really wondering about.

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