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    Throughout Euthyphro, Socrates and Euthyphro discuss the nature of piety. Socrates asks Euthyphro to explain what the pious and the impious are (5d) and inquires about the form or characteristics of piety (6e). In response, Euthyphro states that “what’s loved by the gods is pious, and what’s not loved by the gods is impious” (7a). Socrates and Euthyphro agree that “the gods quarrel and differ from one another, and that there’s mutual hostility among them” (7b). Following this agreement, Socrates argues that, because the gods quarrel and disagree regarding actions, the same actions would end up being both pious and impious because the gods love and hate different things. Throughout this paper, I will argue that Euthyphro could save his account…

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    The text of Euthyphro is a dialogue between Socrates and Euthyphro centered around a discussion of what is pious and what is impious. Both Euthyphro and Socrates are on their ways to appear in court, Socrates for corrupting the youth and not believing in the gods of the city, and Euthyphro to prosecute his father for murder. Euthyphro was a religious prophet who claimed to possess great knowledge on what is holy. Contrastingly, Socrates was concerned with philosophy yielding practical results…

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    Euthyphro Pious Analysis

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    In Plato’s Euthyphro, the main theme and meaning of the nature of pious was discussed between Socrates and Euthyphro. Socrates is trying to help Euthyphro find the reasoning behind what makes something pious and impious. In this comparative analysis, Socrates entices the mind behind the reasons of pious and philosophy. In Euthyphro opinion, pious is what is good and pleasing to the gods, and impious is what is not pleasing and good to the gods. However, Socrates has disagreed with this meaning…

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    Euthyphro Pious Analysis

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    true consensus of piety defined as? Through several dialogues created by Euthyphro and Socrates impious and pious is the main focus of both Gods who are both being prosecuted for different reasons. “Is what is morally good commanded by God because it is morally good, or is it morally good because it is commanded by God?” Under what circumstances should piety be considered and is there an agreeable outcome of what is pious? Given the views of both Socrates and Euthyphro, both philosophers…

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    Euthyphro Research Paper

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    Religion October 12 2015 Euthyphro Essay In the story of Euthyphro, Euthyphro meet Socrates outside the court of Athens. Socrates is there for a charge of corrupting the young by Meletus. Socrates asks Euthyphro why he is at the court of Athens. Euthyphro tells him that he is there to prosecute his father for killing a murder by accident. This happens when one of his workers gets in a argument with one of his slaves while drunk and kills him. His father ties the murder up and throws him into a…

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    Throughout Plato’s chapter Euthyphro, the main focus is around the definition of piety. This chapter consists of a dialog between Socrates and Euthyphro in which they are concerned with what piety is. They both go back and forth discussing the question while Socrates tries to get a full and worthy answer from Euthyphro. The definition of piety is of special interest to Socrates, as he had just been charged with impiety. He was charged for corrupting the youth of the city and for impiety against…

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    When Socrates and Euthyphro meet, Socrates clarifies for Euthyphro the charges that the state has brought against him and Euthyphro is disturbed to hear about the trouble of his friend. He says that he too has been involved in a rather unpleasant set of charges, namely his own accusation against his father. Socrates is quite surprised to hear this because in ancient Greece it was considered very bold to officially accuse one's own family member of anything, and mortals who did such were not…

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    The setting of Plato’s Euthyphro took place with a discussion between Socrates and Euthyphro which concerned the definition of Piety. This was an interest to Socrates for which he was being charged for impiety and facing a trail at the Athenian court to determine his innocence for the crimes he was accused for. Socrates wasn’t sure if the Athenian people actually knew what piety and impiety was. For this reason, Socrates asked Euthyphro “What is piety?” Euthyphro is arrogant and so his…

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    Euthyphro Dilemma The Euthyphro dilemma is an argument that was brought about by a question asked by Socrates during Plato’s Euthyphro. The question is seen to object the Divine Command Theory. Socrates asked, “is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” or in other words, “Are morally good acts willed by God because they are morally good, or are they morally good because they are willed by God?” (Philosophy of Religion The Origin of the…

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    Many of us have best friends to whom we can rely on when we need them. For Socrates, this was his follower and beloved friend Plato. Plato was a student of the famous philosopher Socrates and if it was not for Plato we would not have any information on Socrates today since Socrates never wrote about his life. Plato wrote many dialogs about Socrates including “Apology”, “Crito”, and “Euthyphro”. We can look at these dialogs and not only realize what kind of person Socrates was, but also how Plato…

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