Similarities Between Euthyphro And Socrates

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Philosophies and Beliefs of Ultimate Purpose:
I Want To Be The Very Best! People have very different, yet also very similar, ideas of the meaning of life: what our ultimate purpose is for living on this world. How could we become the best human being that we can? There’s not exactly a perfect answer since there are just so many. But, there are three people I’ll be discussing about who have very different interpretations of what it means to be the “best” human being that we can be: Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Luther, and Socrates. From the reading of “Euthyphro”, there is a discussion between two men, Socrates and Euthyphro. Euthyphro comes to Socrates with questions of uncertainty and wants confirmation of what he should do about the prosecution for murder of his father. He knows how his father left a servant to die was wrong, but he has conflictions with prosecuting against his father because he is his father; should the blood of his family come before justice? What would the gods want of him to do? Socrates listens to Euthyphro’s plea for help and answers, “But what differences are there which cannot be thus decided, and which therefore make us angry and set us at enmity with one another?” (Plato, 42). He later goes on to say, “They have differences of opinion, as you say, about good and evil, just and unjust, honourable and dishonourable:there would have been no quarrels among them, if there had been no such differences-would there now?” (Plato, 42). Socrates is
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They all value individual freedom in some way, shape, or form. Luther and Sartre value freedom of choice whereas Socrates values freedom to question and doubt. But, whether one tries to make the right choices, chooses to have faith in God and help others, or questions to find their own answers they are striving to become the best that they can be, working towards their own ultimate