Euthyphro

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March 29, 2014

 

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11) was the first definition. Euthyphro states that piety is then the action of not keeping justice in the city, one man who acts wrongly should be prosecuted and justice should be enforced. Socrates then presents the question suggesting that Euthyphro gave an example of a act that is pious and not of piety itself...
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Socrates argues that there are other pious actions other than prosecuting a person's father for the sake of justice. Socrates wishes to know, "the characteristic of piety which makes all pious acts pious," (p. 11) Euthyphro then began to state "what is pleasing to the gods is pious, and what is not pleasing to them is impious," (p...
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