‘SOCRATIC’ COMPASSION

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May 11, 2015

 

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In other words, Stone has rightly recognized the fact that in the entire conversation with Euthyphro, Socrates is more concerned in finding out the ‘definition’ of “piety” or “holiness”, and on evaluating Euthyphro on the basis of his definition of piety, rather than an assessment based on his show of compassion for the poor laborer...
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Firstly, the dilemma raised here was not whether compassion is in order for the slave or for the servant, but whether the action taken against the servant, given his crime, was pious or not and how much is Euthyphro's father responsible for unintended consequences of his acts. Stone, at this point seems to be diverting from these main themes of Euthyphro by relating issues of Socrates’ lack of compassion to an error in his judgment...
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