Socrates society has four values which are virtue, justice, courage, and moderation. Virtue is what is seen as the right thing to do even if it is not the popular thing. Justice is making sure the innocent is not wrongly accused and that the guilty are rightly punished for the crime they committed. Euthyphro and Socrates are in king archon’s court which Euthyphro is bewildered that Socrates is there and they begin to have a discussion on what piety is and what makes something pious. Is something pious just if the Gods love it? Euthyphro tells Socrates he is being indicted by Meletus. Indicted is when one is accused of a crime I believe the crime he is being accused of is not doing the proper rituals to the Gods. Meletus has wrote the indictment saying that Socrates is making new gods and destroying the old when he is trying to broaden the younger generations views and ability to problem solve. Euthyphro is prosecuting his own father for the murder of one of the house slaves who his father killed out of drunken anger by bounding him together and leaving him in a ditch the bounds killed him. I believe it is right for him to prosecute his father because if his father had not bound the slave and left him in a ditch he would still be alive. It would be unjust for him to just pretend the slave did not die because he is just as much of a person as anyone else. The citizens said it was okay for Zeus to condemn his father but not okay for Euthyphro to prosecute his father. I believe this is wrong that the people think it is ok for the gods to do something but the humans not to. Then the question is why they look up to the gods if they can not do what they do because it is seen as wrong by society. Socrates says Euthyphro prosecuting his father is the pious thing to do but Socrates says isn’t there other pious options you can do. I believe Euthyphro is already doing the most pious option. gods decided what is pious some gods believe something’s are pious while others believe they are impious. Socrates wonders is something pious then because the gods love it or is it loved by…
Topic of Philosophy
The argument between the existence of god and the non-existence has existed since begin of time. Atheism is the disbelief of god or a higher power. A lot of atheists go off the fact that there is no physical proof that god exists. They use the example of the invisible gardener. How can one take care of one’s creation, without any evidence of its presence. Without any solid evidence one cannot prove the existence of god.
The belief of the Theists is that a god exists and…
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The definition of division causes a basis of argument in Plato’s “Euthyphro”. While awaiting trial, Euthyphro explains that he has brought his father in front of the Judge with a murder charge. The idea of bring one’s own father to court brings forth room for debate between Socrates and Euthyphro. The main question being what is the definition of piety? The main reason that Socrates asks…
first define Piety. In The Euthyphro, several definitions are put forth for Piety, but the most compelling one to me is this. “Speaking freely, however, I can tell you that if a man knows how to say and do things acceptable to the gods in prayer and sacrifice, those things are holy.”(Plato, 17).Euthyphro’s definition works, however I would add a few things to make this definition clearer and more conclusive. Pious things are any prayer and/or action that is pleasing to all gods.
Now we must define Justice…
Philosophy of Religion
Kretzmann discusses the relationship between God and morality. He explains and defends the idea that God is the basis of morality. While doing this, he also sides against an old objection raised by Plato in “Euthyphro”. Kretzmann also supports the idea that God is a perfect being who is absolutely simple in order to back up his original claim that God is in fact the basis of morality, which again, relies on the assumption that God is absolutely…
Paper 1 – Plato
In philosophy, in order to make sound arguments, we must be careful to draw a distinction between subjective and object conclusions and claims. Objective claims are presumed to be without personal influence and moreover an independent observer can recognize the observations of such claims. Objective concepts and objects thus cannot be considered arbitrary in their essence. In Plato’s Euthyphro, Socrates and Euthyphro contemplate the objective meaning of piety. Many…
When all this doubt and wonder appears all I have to do is look into my children’s eyes and up at the sky to realize that there is something that is bigger than any of us here on earth and that he has everything to do with our life ,I believe that God predetermined our lives when we are born but it is up to our own free will to stay on the right path and make the right decisions in our lives which gives us our free will and the opportunity to live our lives to the fullest.
I truly think that D’Holbach…
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In this article ‘Euthyphro’, there are two main characters: Socrates and Euthyphro, discussing and arguing about ‘what is the pious and the impious.’ Because the man indicted Socrates for being impiety, Socrates wanted to find out what exactly are pious and impious from smart young man Euthyphro. So they start talking…
First, Euthyphro says that the pious is prosecuting someone who is guilty of wrongdoing, either of murder or temple robbery or anything else of the sort, whether it happens to be…
Berkeley's and Hume's Philosophy about God
When people think about empiricists, they usually discuss views of great philosophers such as George Berkeley and David Hume. Empiricists believe that all knowledge comes from the senses. Rationalists, on the other hand, believe that we can gain knowledge through the inspection of innate ideas. Although Berkeley and Hume are both empiricists, they still have different opinions about the existence of God. Berkeley's philosophy uses God as the central figure…
Analysis of Euthyphro
October 15, 2012
Analysis of Euthyphro
Socrates was put to death in Athens for subverting the youth of the city. He was indicted by Meletus and awaiting his trail on the porch of the King of Archon when he met Euthyphro. It was at this point he engaged in a debate about piety. In this paper, I will examine that debate and present my own conclusion about its purpose as well as my own definition of piety.