Ring of gyges

Description . Imagine you were having a conversation with a ten-year-old child who has just been caught in a semi-serious lie. The child tells you that even if you punish them, they will continue to tell lies following the reasons outlined by Glaucon and Adeimantus. The child says that the punishment for this and future lies will merely remind them to be more careful at lying. What response could you provide to the child to counter Glaucon and Adeimantus’ arguments? To address this assignment well, you must fully and clearly explain Glaucon and Adeimantus’ position. What argument — that doesn’t revert to punishments or negative practical outcomes — can you make to a child to convince them that lying is wrong. If you think that lying is allowable, what criterion would you give to the child to determine when it is advisable to lie or not. If you take this latter option, remember that you agree with the notion that parents teach their children that it is perfectly fine to lie. The children just have to be careful about it.