The Book Of Euthyphro 's Views On Morality, Holiness, Or Crime?

729 Words Mar 4th, 2016 3 Pages
Pious and Impious

Within the Book of Euthyphro discusses of the subjects that justify or do not justify everyday morality and tribulations. Ultimately, the holiness of that which judges people and their actions including Euthyphro’s. There are, however, possible contradictions that Euthyphro has within the perception or definition of morality, holiness, or crime. Perceptions whether it is of people or gods often times do not incorporate other insights into their belief system or actions. This leads on a sea of contradictories at a larger scale of judgment and often times becomes skew of what equal judgment can be of one another. Euthyphro’s definition of what is pious may be clear on the surface, however it is of a contradictory concept because of subjective views on what is pious either from others or the gods.
Euthyphro comes to concise or clear reasoning with his definition of pious after having to restate a closer meaning to what he truly grasps in the understanding of piety. Euthyphro goes to charge his father for killing his slave after a slave killed another. Euthyphro states that it is because it is pious to do so, however Socrates sees through that and tells him to repeat his reasoning. After Socrates agrees with the way Euthyphro explains the use of piety again, Socrates restates into more detail piety and impiety in the way that Euthyphro means it. This is the instance at which Socrates states “An action or a person that I beloved by the gods is pious, while an…

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