Euthyphro And Socrates Piety

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In Plato’s dialogue Euthyphro, he refers back to a discussion that took place between Socrates and Euthyphro concerning the meaning of piety and one duty to the gods and to humanity. The topic at hand was brought up because of Socrates being charged with impiety. He was forced to the Athenian court to answer the state laws and jury that will determine his guilt or innocence for the crime attributed to him.. On the porch of King Archon, it is discovered that both Socrates and Euthyphro are involved in legal situations. Socrates, is being accused of impiety and then questions with Euthyphro the real nature of impiety or piety. “What is piety?” He asks this because Euthyphro is a Sophist, and is wise concerning these related matters while Socrates wise as the world sees him now, considers himself to be ignorant. Euthyphro, another body being involved with the law, is a plaintiff in a trial for murder. Socrates is shocked to know that the charges for murder is against his, Euthyphro’s, father. Euthyphro explains to Socrates that a poor dependent of his family, “in a …show more content…

Euthyphro is a clear example of the Socratic method because when Socrates was investigating the meaning of impiety and piety he questioned the definition provided to him and rebutted with examples, strategies and details. He started of with a statement: And therefore, I adjure you to tell me the nature of piety and impiety… what are they?… And what is piety and what is impiety?” (4). This question came about due to his trial for corrupting the minds of the youth and impiety. At the porch of King Archon he sees Euthyphro who is in a legal situation himself. He later informs Socrates that he is a prosecutor against his father for his involvement in the death of a man accused of killing

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