Piety In Euthyphro's Argument
What is piety?
One of the argument from Euthyphro is that what is piety and impiety to the gods. One of the definition that article provides is that piety is what dears to god and impiety is not dear to gods. In “Euthyphro” Euthyphro is accusing his father of murder the “murderers” and Socrates think that Euthyphro is being “not piety” based on one of the definition of piety- “family loyalty”. I don’t …show more content…
In Socrates opinion, Euthyphro should not accuse his father, because first, he should be royal to his father and family. Secondly, the person which Euthyphro’s father killed is the murderer of other person, so there’s nothing wrong with kill the “bad people” unintentionally, and Socrates believes that is even worst when you’re accusing your father when he’s not being “not dear to the gods” because he thinks that god would punish the morally wrong people. In the fact that what dears to one god might not be dear to all other gods, therefore, piety can be opinionate based on different god’s perspective and eventually leads to conflicts. In this case, Socrates failed to justify which god’s opinion should Euthyphro follow and what If another god has the completely opposite standard of morally right/wrong and about this situation because gods could have different opinions on what’s just and unjust, good and evil, etc. Therefore, something that’s dear to one god could be hated by another. This is the only argument