Euthyphro's definitions of Piety

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Socrates was about to face trial himself and wanted to be able to command the same respect that Euthyphro already achieved. Euthyphro claims to fully understand with complete accuracy the divine law of piety and impiety. However, through the dialogue he offers four distinct definitions of piety, some with clear contradiction...
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Socrates finds flaws in each of his definitions and continues to pry for a complete answer. The first definition is found in the statement, "piety means prosecuting the unjust individual who has committed murder or sacrilege, or any other such crime." (p. 5) This is in context with Euthyphro prosecuting his father for murder...
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