Analysis Of The Euthyphro By Plato

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The Euthyphro
by Plato
Euthyphro, is one of the many dialogues that was written by the Greek philosopher Plato dicussion the quest for wisdom by his mentor, Socrates. The time that The Euthyphro takes place is doing the time of a trial that Socrates is in regarding some here say that he was corrupting the youth of Athens, and ultimately leads to his demise. It is very important issue due to the system Socrates used to try to understand wisdom, and gives some input on his and Plato's view on holiness altogether. In all, the Euthyphro is a view of how the Socratic way of getting wisdom works and it enters into what Socrates and Plato define holiness as.
The dialogue begins with Socrates and Euthyphro coming across eachother in front of the court house in Athens. Euthyphro and Socrates are amazed to see each other at such a place and Euthyphro is the first to inquire why the other is there. Socrates answer by saying he is being charged for corrupting the youth for giving false information on the new gods by Meletus, which was a young politician who thinks of Socrates in this way. Socrates sometimes tell jokes about what happen by sometimes making a fool of how Meletus's looked, and says that he thinks the greatness of the youth should be a main concern. Euthyphro states that he too has come across some unapproved details due to some of his godly thoughts that where often not believed as well and Socrates will just have to get through the storm. Socrates then question why Euthyphro has come before the court, with Euthyphro answering that he is prosecuting his own father for murder. Socrates is amazed that Euthyphro would actually prosecute his own father, and says that Euthyphro must be an expert in these matters to be able to do ...

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...ristic of Socrates and how he did things; he never criticized people's thoughts just wanted to make them think. By the end of the dialogue, Socrates has achieved one conclusion through the conversation; that holiness is in fact not just simply good will whether it is toward god(s) or man. It is something more, something that cannot be grasped himself or Euthyphro, sometimes good will is simply good will it is not necessarily holy. But the fact that Socrates did conclude that holiness is not simply good will he did provide a platform for beginning to think about the full meaning of holiness. I believe that another main message of this dialogue left by Socrates is that no one, including himself, can know everything about anything, and that there will always be more to learn. People should strive to come upon their own conclusions about things and think for themselves.

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