Socrates: Psychic Harmony Is The Greatest GoodErika Hall516-78-2200Philosophy 120Socrates believes that psychic harmony is the greatest good, and thatthe result of it is moral (rational) behavior. He also believes that if youhave a healthy body and soul then you are in psychic harmony with yourself. Hesays that this is good intrinsically and instrumentally. Which means that it isgood for its own sake and the sake of the consequences. Therefore, immoralbehavior is a result of an unbalanced personality and leads to irrationalbehavior. Psychic harmony is a psychological condition and makes one moral,which according to Socrates is a social condition.Order now
Psychic harmony has nomotivation. You either have it or you don’t. Moral behavior comes from yourown beliefs and desires. If one is bad or unjust in the social sense it isbecause of their sensuality, greed, or vanity. This is because of a disorderedpsychological condition. According to Socrates where there is “psychicharmony,” the motives for injustice in the social sense will be eliminated.
I believe that Socrates is correct. If you are at peace with yourselfyou are also morally right towards society. Those that aren’t are usuallyimmoral and don’t do what is considered right by others. I do not think it ispossible to be in psychic harmony and yet act immoral. It may be possible,however, that if one is immoral, and wishes to be moral, they could learn to bein psychic harmony if they really wanted it.