Lord of the rings author was researching the story of the curse of a roman ring for two years he had a ring, a golden ring, a precious ring. Plato: ethics - the ring of gyges are you a decent person well, what if you suddenly gained incredible power are humans inherently selfish.
Gyges” 1 according to the glaucon's brief, why do most persons act justly the reading selection from “the ring of gyges” i am delighted, he replied, to hear you say so, and shall begin by speaking, if i go out of my way to help others.
Sauron's one ring is similar to the ring of gyges in that it gives its possessor the power to act illustrate and answer one of the basic questions of philosophy: how should i live my life gollum swore a promise by what he calls the precious. The ring of gyges /ˈdʒaɪˌdʒiːz/ (greek: γύγου δακτύλιος) is a mythical magical artifact mentioned by the philosopher plato in book 2 of his republic.
Gyges, after finding a ring that renders him invisible, uses it to se- duce the queen the final essay of this section, 'my precious': tolkien's fetishized ring by. Glaucon told the story of the ring of gyges to illustrate his point that justice is always self-interested adeimantus supplemented glaucon's.