Euthyphro’s Divine Moral Dilemma

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Philosophy

 

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April 23, 2013

 

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Euthyphro first reasons to Socrates that by prosecuting his father he is acting with piety, thus a specific action may be deemed pious. Socrates quickly rejects this as a definitive meaning of the term obliging that Euthyphro has done exactly as he has said; he has provided an example not a truth. Euthyphro’s central argument and the basis for his final argument is that: An action is loved by the gods because it is pious, but it is not pious because it is loved by the gods...
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Euthyphro’s central argument and the basis for his final argument is that: An action is loved by the gods because it is pious, but it is not pious because it is loved by the gods. To further strengthen his claim Euthyphro adds that piety and god-beloved essentially translate to the same thing and are therefore interchangeable in a definitive aspect...
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