Euthyphro's Theory Of Piety

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1. Euthyphro first defines piety as to what he is doing now which is prosecuting his own father. This definition did not satisfy well with Socrates. Socrates explain that the definition is more like a pious action. He wants to know the form itself that makes pious actions pious. 2. Euthyphro next defines piety as what is dear to the gods is pious, what is not is impious. Socrates approves the definition but also said that it contradicts itself. There were errors for instance gods do not also see eye to eye on some matters such as just and unjust. This definition is impossible because what is loved by the gods are also considered hated by the gods. Therefore, same things both determine are pious and impious. Euthyphro’s answer cannot be applied…show more content…
Euthyphro then defines piety as commerce or exchange gifts for favors. Socrates question this if gods benefit anything from the gift. If nothing, piety can be seen as a form of trading. 4. I believe laws is what determines what’s wrong and what’s right. Though, there are some people that might not agree with this. For example, a husband is stealing medicine for his sick wife and they’re poor but it’s the only way to save her. The husband still broke the laws but others felt he did right. That’s why there’s a phrase that says, “Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing for the right reason”. 5. Socrates’ method is like a cross examination. He examines and ask questions to Euthyphro’s definition of piety. Socrates clearly knows that Euthyphro does not fully understand and leads Euthyphro to a series of contradicting his original statement of piety. 6. Socrates does not believe the oracle. He acknowledges that he is not wise at all and decides to challenge. He decided to question three groups which were politicians, poets, and the craftsmen. He found that each group believed to be wise themselves and had a great deal of knowledge in other areas which they don’t. Its seems as if they were overcome with ignorance and pride. Socrates conclude that it is wise to not know rather than thinking we know…show more content…
He considered himself a blessing to society. Socrates refers himself as a gadfly because he is concerned for the society virtue. He believes there will never be a man like him and that it will causes more harm for the city. 10. Socrates did not plead for his life because he thought why should a person plead for a lesser charge if that person knows they are innocent. 11. If people were to always follow the laws, there would no prisons nor crimes. People would be good citizens. There would not even be chaos and the society can maintain peace. 12. I think that society might unbalance if everybody only accepts the verdicts. There could be some people that don’t accept and might feel injustice. 13. If Socrates dies, some things will be lost such as father and friend. Though, his knowledge still continues to this modern society. 14. A Good Life for me is living in the moment, having self-awareness, and just be happy. There are things that should be valued like family, friends, and life. They are individuals that can never be part of your life again if you were to lose

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