Piety

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Philosophy

 

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Judy H

 

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January 6, 2015

 

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This is very vague and Euthyphro tries to be more specific. Euthyphro’s second definition is that "The Pious is what is dear to the gods." (6c-8b) This sounds okay to Euthyphro but Socrates points out that the gods disagree on a lot of things. Euthyphro’s decision to prosecute his father may be loved by Zeus, who overthrew his father but be hated by Kronos who was overthrown...
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Euthyphro’s decision to prosecute his father may be loved by Zeus, who overthrew his father but be hated by Kronos who was overthrown. This would mean that something would be both pious and impious at the same time, which is impossible. Therefore, this is not the same in every situation. Euthyphro adds that "The gods don't disagree about penalizing injustice...
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