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  Euthyphro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Euthyphro is one of Plato's known early dialogues.
Euthyphro has come to lay a series of charges against his father, that of murder, as his father had allowed one of his workers to die without proper care and attention.
Euthyphro claims that what lies behind the charge brought against Socrates by Meletus and the other accusers is Socrates's claim that he is subjected to a daimon or divine sign which warns him of various courses of action.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | Euthyphro by Plato
And therefore, Euthyphro, in thus chastising your father you may very likely be doing what is agreeable to Zeus but disagreeable to Cronos or Uranus, and what is acceptable to Hephaestus but unacceptable to Here, and there may be other gods who have similar differences of opinion.
Then that which is dear to the gods, Euthyphro, is not holy, nor is that which is holy loved of God, as you affirm; but they are two different things.
Your words, Euthyphro, are like the handiwork of my ancestor Daedalus; and if I were the sayer or propounder of them, you might say that my arguments walk away and will not remain fixed where they are placed because I am a descendant of his.
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 Introductory Comments on the Euthyphro
Euthyphro’s first definition, which receives Socrates’; assent as the “kind of answer he wanted” (7a), is a vehicle for a number of observations about the enterprise of doing ethics.
Euthyphro’s next defintion - that piety is that part of justice concerned with the care of the gods - is refuted by induction to the principle that care of something concerns its improvement, but humans do not improve the gods.
When Euthyphro amends this by suggesting that the type of care is like that rendered by slave to master, Socrates presses what is essentially the same point: service has a goal, and Euthyphro cannot articulate the goal of service to the gods.
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 Comments on the Euthyphro
Euthyphro mentions that he is meeting Socrates outside "the king-archon's court." The "king-archon" was one of the major officials of Athens (a group of whom were the "archons," = rulers).
Euthyphro is prosecuting a murder case, but it turns out that murder cases have a religious dimension because they involve the shedding of blood, which is religiously polluting, as Euthyphro later notes himself (4c).
Euthyphro answers that the pious care of the gods is "the kind of care...that slaves take of their masters." So Socrates suggests "it is likely to be a kind of service of the gods." Euthyphro agrees.
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 Plato: Euthyphro
EUTHYPHRO: I should be of no use, Socrates, [5a] and Euthyphro would be in no way different from other men, if I did not have exact knowledge about all such things.
EUTHYPHRO: Well then, I say that holiness is doing what I am doing now, prosecuting the wrongdoer who commits murder or steals from the temples or does any such thing, whether he be your father, [5e] or your mother or anyone else, and not prosecuting him is unholy.
And, Euthyphro, it seems that when you were asked what holiness is you were unwilling to make plain its essence, but you mentioned something that has happened to this holiness, namely, [11b] that it is loved by the gods.
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 NovelGuide: Euthyphro: Novel Summary
Euthyphro admits that he is prosecuting his father for the murder of a servant and consequently, he is considered by his fellow citizens and statesman to be acting “impiously”.
Euthyphro, rather arrogantly, asserts that the people know not what impiety truly is, for if they did they would not consider his actions to be of the sort.
Euthyphro is unable to contribute much more to the conversation because of his frustration and apparent lack of skill in arguing.
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 Philosophy of Religion .info - Christian Ethics - Divine Command Theory - The Euthyphro Dilemma - The Origin of the ...
Euthyphro is attending the court in order to indict his father for the murder of a household slave.
The dialogue ends with Euthyphro making his excuses and leaving, and with Socrates still pleading with him to explain what piety is. Socrates never does learn the nature of piety, and is subsequently sentenced to death for his crimes.
The Euthyphro dilemma rests on a modernised version of the question asked by Socrates: “Are morally good acts willed by God because they are morally good, or are they morally good because they are willed by God?” Each of these two possibilities, the argument runs, leads to consequences that the divine command theorist cannot accept.
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 Plato's Euthyphro
Plato ends the discussion without a conclusion as to whether there is a definition of holiness but in the process he makes Euthyphro present and analyze his own arguments and see their faults for himself.
Euthyphro tries again to define holiness by stating that it is a form of justice, the kind which is concerned with looking after the gods.
Euthyphro is one of Plato’s earlier dialogues following his standard formula of keeping the dialogues brief, dealing with an ethical question, consisting of a conversation between Socrates and someone claiming to be an expert in a certain field of ethics and ending inconclusively.
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 11. Plato, Euthyphro
Plato's new form of Greek tragedy does away with the physical theater, the actors, the singing and dancing, the grunting and groaning about fate, and most other appeals to tragic emotional sentiment in order to reveal thoughts and to stimulate mental activity.
Euthyphro is Inside-out Man. His spirituality--the part of him that should be within him, in his inner life of thought--is worn on the outside like some conspicuous religious vestment to display his piety to the world.
Plato is to the Age of Manuscripts as Homer was to the Age of Memory.
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 Plato's Shorter Ethical Works (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
At the center of Plato's shorter ethical works is the Apology of Socrates, which consists of a speech purportedly given by Socrates at his trial, and is probably the closest of Plato's works to the historical Socrates.
The Euthyphro seems to require that a definition state the essence (ousia) of the thing being defined, by contrast with a statement of that thing's non-essential attributes (pathe); such a statement could be true without qualifying as a definition.
Euthyphro's first two answers fail the first two conditions of Socratic definition; the first is not general (“what I am doing now”—6d), and the second could make the same things both reverent and irreverent; being loved by a god would make it reverent, while being hated by another would make it irreverent (8ab).
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.05.12
Plato's Euthyphro and Clitophon is a commentary with tools helpful for understanding both the philosophy and the language in the two dialogues.
This is followed by an Introduction to the Euthyphro (15-24), which discusses the dialogue's subject and structure, its authenticity, what we know about the historical Euthyphro, the date of composition and fictional date, as well as a brief discussion of Plato's employment of three literary effects: irony, spontaneity and sincerity.
The most interesting parts of the introduction to the Euthyphro are the sections on the dramatic date of the dialogue, spontaneity and sincerity, and how the Euthyphro anticipates the theory of Forms in the "later" dialogues.
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 Hauptli's Lecture Supplement on Plato's Euthyphro
Plato suggests that although Euthyphro holds strong views and is willing to act on them, he is unable to provide a justification for either his belief or the action based upon it.
Euthyphro, on the one hand, and Socrates and Euthyphro's family (and, as I have noted, other Athenians), on the other hand, disagree about what piety is and requires.
Note that Euthyphro is prepared to go to court and "force" the issue, while Plato's Socrates would settle the disagreement through the use of reasoned dialectic.
www.fiu.edu /~hauptli/Plato'sEuthyphroLectureSupplement.htm   (2423 words)

 Plato, Euthyphro Study Guide
Euthyphro admits that ‘right’ is genus and ‘pious’ is species, differentiated from other members of the genus.
So Euthyphro submits a third definition: ‘The godly and pious is that part of the just that is concerned with care of the gods.’ (12e) [Escoffier’s definition of an omelet is a nice example of the need to express genus and differentia in making definitions.]
It includes on one hand the art of disputation, metaphysics and logic; on the other hand Plato does not distinguish between formal logic, methodology (of a kind rather akin to that of the empirical sciences of today) and the intuitive approach to (mostly) axiological problems.
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 Euthyphro dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Euthyphro, Socrates and Euthyphro are discussing the nature of the pious.
Euthyphro agrees to the proposal that the pious is the same thing as the god-loved, but Socrates finds a problem with this proposal.
For, as Socrates presumes and Euthyphro agrees, the gods love the pious because it is pious (both parties agree on this, the first horn of the dilemma).
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 Philosophy of Religion .info - Christian Ethics - Divine Command Theory - The Euthyphro Dilemma
Divine command theory is widely held to be refuted by an argument known as the Euthyphro dilemma.
This argument is named after Plato’s Euthyphro dialogue, which contains the inspiration for the argument, though not, as is sometimes thought, the argument itself.
The first premise of the Euthyphro dilemma presents two alternatives to the divine command theorist: either morally good acts are willed by God because they are morally good, or morally good acts are morally good because they are willed by God.
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 Euthyphro & Clitophon
The Greek of the Euthyphro is clear and easy to follow, but not overly simple.
The Euthyphro concerns a question, “What is piety?” The question itself is today perhaps less interesting than the issues raised or provoked during the course of the dialogue’s several failed attempts to answer it.
For the Euthyphro as well as more general Socratic and Platonic topics, however, there is already such an impressive array of secondary literature of high quality ranging from the introductory to the specialized that it is pedagogically better to be brief in my comments and refer to some of the best of the modern literature.
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 The Last Days of Socrates
Euthyphro and Socrates meet at the Porch of the King Archon.
Not in a suit, Euthyphro; impeachment is the word
Their laughter, friend Euthyphro, is not a matter of much
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 Socrates Plato Euthyphro Crito
  In his Apology Plato relates the trial and sentencing of Socrates - The sentence being that of death by imbibing a fatal poison.
In the Euthyphro the reader is presented with an example of the Socratic method of enquiry.
Socrates seems to hope that Euthyphro can shed some light of the nature of Piety and Impiety which could be of the greatest use in his trial against Meletus.
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 LibriVox » Euthyphro by Plato
Awaiting his trial on charges of impiety and heresy, Socrates encounters Euthyphro, a self-proclaimed authority on matters of piety and the will of the gods.
Socrates, desiring instruction in these matters, converses with Euthyphro, but as usual, the man who professes to know nothing fares better than the man who claims to be an expert.
One of Plato’s well-known Socratic Dialogues, Euthyphro probes the nature of piety, and notably poses the so-called Euthyphro Dilemma: Do the gods love a thing because it is holy, or is a thing holy because it is loved by the gods?
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 Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
These dramatized, unabridged versions of Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo present the trial, imprisonment, and execution of Socrates, who Phaedo said was the "wisest, best, and most righteous person I have ever known."
In the Euthyphro Socrates approaches the court where he will be tried on charges of atheism and corrupting the young.
Socrates challenges Euthyphro's claim that ethics should be based on religion.
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 Plato's Euthyphro, 3e-5a
A BIT ABOUT ATHENIAN LAW AND JUSTICE: A son, Euthyphro, is preparing to prosecute his own father for murder.
S: Whereas, Euthyphro, you think your knowledge of the divine, of holiness and unholiness, are so accurate that – by Zeus –; given that it all happened just as you say, you have no fear of acting i mpiously now by bringing your father to trial?
E: Euthyphro would hardly be superior to the crowd – I should be of no use, Socrates –; if I did not have accurate knowledge of all such things.
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 Euthyphro (by Plato)
[The dialogue imagined by Plato takes place immediately before Socrates enters the Royal Stoa to formally answer the charges, made by Meletus, of impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens.
A young man who is little known, Euthyphro; and I hardly know him: his name is Meletus, and he is of thedeme of Pitthis.
Your words, Euthyphro, are like the handiwork of my ancestor Daedalus; and if I were the sayer or
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 Euthyphro eBooks - Plato - Visit eBookMall Today!
In the Euthyphro, Socrates is awaiting his trial for impiety.
In the Meno, Anytus had parted from Socrates with the significant words: ‘That in any city, and particularly in the city of Athens, it is easier to do men harm than to do them good;’ and Socrates was anticipating another opportunity of talking with him.
But before the trial begins, Plato would like to put the world on their trial, and convince them of ignorance in that very matter touching which Socrates is accused.
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 EAWC Anthology: The Euthyphro
May not this be the reason, Euthyphro, why I am charged with impiety -- that I cannot away with these stories about the gods?
Thus you appear to me, Euthyphro, when I ask you what is the essence of holiness, to offer an attribute only, and not the essence -- the attribute of being loved by all the gods.
But I see plainly that you are not disposed to instruct me -- dearly not: else why, when we reached the point, did you turn, aside?
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 Euthyphro by Plato -- eText at PhilosophyClassics.com
EUTHYPHRO: Nay, he is not very volatile at his time of life.
EUTHYPHRO: It is such, Socrates, as servants show to their masters.
EUTHYPHRO: That is an expression which you may use, if you like.
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 Amazon.com: Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito: Books: Plato,F.J. Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo (Cliffs Notes) by Charles H. Patterson
Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo (Great Books in Philosophy) by Plato $8.80
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