Essays Tagged: "Euthyphro"

What is piety?

ieve in the Greek gods, Socrates was put on trail. On his way to his trial Socrates met a man named Euthyphro, a professional priest who is respected by the 'authorities' (those who want get rid of So ... is at the court house to prosecute his father for murder. Socrates finds this to be interesting. If Euthyphro can properly explain why he is prosecuting his father for murder Socrates might have an un ...

(4 pages) 95 0 2.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Plato's "trial and death of socrates", Explains socrates view of self-examination (meditation) as the path to knowledge.

tant people in Athens to know more of themselves. Socrates was speaking the philosophic language to Euthyphro, but he didn't understand the purpose behind it. Since Euthyphro didn't understand why Soc ... stand why Socrates kept asking philosophic questions, he is not considered a student of philosophy. Euthyphro has not self-examined himself or analyzed what he already knows; therefore, he does not kn ...

(4 pages) 251 0 3.2 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Euthyphro Dilemma Vs. The Divine Command Theory Two theories explaining moral behavior explored.

eme creator decrees would be pointless if you don't believe in the supreme creator initially.In the Euthyphro dialogue, the dilemma concerns Socrates' discussion with Euthyphro. The discussion is abou ... e, the dilemma concerns Socrates' discussion with Euthyphro. The discussion is about what piety is. Euthyphro believes that his actions are pious; Socrates challenges him to define "pious." Euthyphro' ...

(4 pages) 150 0 3.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Piety, Philosophical Problems

s the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?"(Euthyphro, 10a) Socrates asks Euthyphro this question trying to find out whether or not Euthyphro po ... ference between divine command theory and independent morals.The first part of Socrates question to Euthyphro, "Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious," illustrates the theory of independe ...

(2 pages) 39 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Impious Socrates

the nature of piety was in the same manner that inspired his indictment for impiety. Socrates found Euthyphro, a man who claimed to understand piety, and asked him to define it. Socrates found his ans ... claimed to understand piety, and asked him to define it. Socrates found his answer wanton and made Euthyphro's ignorance clear. Socrates did not hesitate to do this, although coming to an agreement w ...

(6 pages) 81 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Characterise and assess Plato's theory of forms/essences in the first half of the Phaedo (up to 95e).

enquiry of Socrates and his interlocutors in Plato's early dialogues (especially Charmides, Laches, Euthyphro and Hippias Major) into the nature of essences are further developed in this dialogue and ... of Forms can be found. The Charmides asks 'what is temperance?', the Laches 'what is courage?', the Euthyphro 'what is piety?', and the Hippias Major 'what is beauty?' To ask such a question implies t ...

(11 pages) 119 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Socratic dialectic

osters, along with Socrates' theory of the natural goodness of human nature. Using Plato's story of Euthyphro , it will show the practical nature of Socrates task of making people think for themselves ... lity through the destructive process of the Socratic dialectic. Finally, it will strip the story of Euthyphro of its details and demonstrate the step by step process of the Socratic method.The ultimat ...

(5 pages) 67 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Divine Command Theory and the Euthyphro Dilemma.

is theory is shattered, however, when the will of God is scrutinized by Socrates in a dialogue with Euthyphro at the entrance of the law courts.Socrates was prompted to inquire into the spirit of piet ... oral fiber after a politician named Meletus charged him with corrupting the young with his impiety. Euthyphro's dilemma surrounds Socrates' discussion regarding the definition of piety. Euthyphro beli ...

(4 pages) 67 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Ethics and Philosophy.

what was not. Also, he challenged others to think of it as well. One can see an example of this in Euthyphro. Socrates is talking to Euthyphro and questions, "Tell me then, what is the pious, and wha ... g to Euthyphro and questions, "Tell me then, what is the pious, and what the impious, do you say?" (Euthyphro 5d). This question alone tells the reader that Socrates was interested in what was moral a ...

(2 pages) 95 0 4.3 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Socrates's Philosophizing

was a sophist for his time. The "The trail and death of Socrates" starts outside the king's court. Euthyphro, a professional priest, initiates a conversation with Socrates. Euthypro is going to the c ... the court to place charges upon his own father. Socrates in great shock, after hearing the plan of Euthyphro, attempts to enlighten him explaining righteous philosophy. In accent Greek society, what ...

(3 pages) 68 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The difference between philosophy and religion (reason and faith)

with human conduct. Does our knowledge of right and wrong require us to know the will of God?In the Euthyphro, Plato presents a discussion between Euthyphro and Socrates. In the course of the discussi ... n between Euthyphro and Socrates. In the course of the discussion, Socrates asks his interlocutor - Euthyphro: 'is an act right because it is commanded by the gods, or do gods command it because it is ...

(9 pages) 176 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Cognitional Operations

Crito would have answered yes, along with many other people. After all, who doesn't desire freedom? Euthyphro was the same way. He was prosecuting his father. While talking to Socrates, they start dis ... s prosecuting his father. While talking to Socrates, they start discussing the definition of piety. Euthyphro gave several definitions for piety but each one was unsatisfactory to Socrates. He first g ...

(3 pages) 511 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Moral Relativity And The Aztec Culture

idea in itself contains a number of implications concerning the Aztecs. We see in Plato's dialogue Euthyphro, that in a state where morality is absolute, justice deems the murder of any man but a mur ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Life Of Reason

Throughout Plato's "Euthyphro" and his "Apology," the young Graecian examines the words and testimony of Soc ... g Graecian examines the words and testimony of Socrates. From the ancient philosopher's debate with Euthyphro over the persecution of his father, to his trial in Athens, the readers learn much in the ... A good example of how Socrates brings about conflict of opinion can be found in his discussion with Euthyphro, which takes place in Plato's "Euthyphro." Socrates examines Euthytphro regarding th ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Socratic Dialectic, Method, and Piety

osters, along with Socrates' theory of the natural goodness of human nature. Using Plato's story of Euthyphro, it will show the practical nature of Socrates' task of making people think for themselves ... lity through the destructive process of the Socratic dialectic. Finally, it will strip the story of Euthyphro of its details and demonstrate the step-by-step process of the Socratic method.The ultimat ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Euthryphro And Divine Command Theory

credibility must be leant to the definition of the commands for any value to be placed in them.The Euthyphro objection appears as such, "For consider: is the holy loved by the gods because it is holy ... an inconclusive argument. The Divine Command Theory cannot be salvaged from the ravages the Euthyphro. Coupled with the other objections or obstacles stated above, it would seem to be that in ...

(3 pages) 18 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Euthyphro By Socrates

Euthyphro?s first definition of piety suggests that those who commit injustices is pious, and not pr ... what the pious was, but you told me that?prosecuting your fater, is pious?(6d). Socrates questions Euthyphro about weather there are other possible acts of piety, and Euthyphro realizes that there ar ... o realizes that there are a great number of pious acts that do not involve prosecuting a wrongdoer. Euthyphro is pressed by Socrates to come up with a more general definition to identify a basic stand ...

(6 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Philosophical Contribution from Socrates and Euthyphro's dialogue

The dialogue between Socrates and Euthyphro shows Socrates wanting to learn the definition of piety from Euthyphro, who claims to know ... to know what piety is-that which is loved by the gods. Ironically, Socrates plays the student, and Euthyphro the teacher, while Socrates is really trying to teach Euthyphro that his definition of pie ... t what is pious may be loved by the gods, but being pious and god-beloved cannot be the same thing. Euthyphro's definition fails because if the gods love something for its piety, then their love for i ...

(1 pages) 15 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Morality Not Necessary Linked to Religion

there is a rational reason why it is wrong? Plato argues that The Command Theory is false whit his Euthyphro Argument, which rises a tiny dilemma: "Is an action morally right because God commands it, ... f morality and third that religion rs an essential source of moral guidance Plato explains with his Euthyphro argument that second assumption is false.The Euthyphro argument is the discussion between ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jun/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Morality Not Necessary Linked to Religion

there is a rational reason why it is wrong? Plato argues that The Command Theory is false whit his Euthyphro Argument, which rises a tiny dilemma: "Is an action morally right because God commands it, ... f morality and third that religion rs an essential source of moral guidance Plato explains with his Euthyphro argument that second assumption is false.The Euthyphro argument is the discussion between ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Jun/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy