University of Washington’s Center for Philosophy for Children
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Discussion Questions for Plato’s Ring of Gyges

What would you do if you had a ring that made you invisible?

If we all had a ring of Gyges, what would happen?

Do you think Plato is right, that we are good only because we are afraid of getting caught?

Do people want to be good, or are they only good because they will get something out of it, like the approval of their parents or some other reward?

What is the difference between someone who is morally good and someone who is not?