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Euthyphro begins the story of the trial and death of Socrates It is one of Plato s best known and, I think, best executed pieces Here we see the Socratic dialogue form stripped to its bare essentials, with only two speakers, one problem, and minimal framing Socrates is on his way to his trial he has been accused, among other things, of impiety He meets Euthyphro, a soothsayer, who is on his way to his own trial he is prosecuting his father for murder, after his father s negligence led to the death of a worker who had, himself, killed a slave Socrates asks Euthyphro how he can be sure that this prosecution is the right thing to do, which leads to a discussion of piety.
The argument takes many turns, of course, but boils down to the famous Euthyphro dilemma Is an action pious because it is beloved by the gods, or beloved by the gods because it is pious While Awaiting His Trial On Charges Of Impiety And Heresy, Socrates Encounters Euthyphro, A Self Proclaimed Authority On Matters Of Piety And The Will Of The Gods Socrates, Desiring Instruction In These Matters, Converses With Euthyphro, But As Usual, The Man Who Professes To Know Nothing Fares Better Than The Man Who Claims To Be An Expert One Of Plato S Well Known Socratic Dialogues, Euthyphro Probes The Nature Of Piety, And Notably Poses The So Called Euthyphro Dilemma Do The Gods Love A Thing Because It Is Holy, Or Is A Thing Holy Because It Is Loved By The Gods Here s one for you, Plato Do people still read Euthyphro because it s a good book, or is it a good book because people still read it Socrates debates the essence of morality24 April 2012 The scene of this dialogue is on the steps of the Athenian Courthouse known as the King s Archon as Socrates is preparing to answer the charges of being disrespectful to the gods and corrupting the youth There is a discussion about this at the opening to this dialogue, however I will not go into too much detail as I will leave it for later commentaries to discuss in particular the Apology, and also the book in which this dialogue is contained, the Last Days of Socrates Rather, I will discuss the content of this dialogue, and also some of the nasty tricks that Socrates uses when discussing the issue of holiness with Euthyphro Now, apparently the name Quick and dirty, Euthyphro I m so pious, I m prosecuting my father for murder because he neglected a servant possible murderer before he could face judgement The God s love that shit Socrates Awesome Quick what is the nature of piety Im being accused of being impious, and think they ll make me drink hemlock for corrupting the youth Euthyphro piety is what I m doing socrates that s not a definition Euthyphro It s what the Gods like Socrates the Gods are all over the map on that sort of thing Euthyphro they don t like murder So, it s Like what they all agree on Socrates that s ridiculous, even they have to have a standard What serves as the virtue of holiness Something can t be holy just because it s revered as holy, it, by its very nature, can only be considered holy because it is holy, right Euthyphro True Socrates so what is holy Euthyphro um, what I said before Hey its been In this dialogue, Socrates argues with Euthyphro about the nature of piety and impiety, exploring whether a action or person is pious because it or he is loved by the gods or whether it or he is loved by the gods because it or he is pious This is not mere hair splitting but sets up what has been referred to as the Euthyphro Dilemma, involving the question whether there are arbitrary moral standards that are right because God commands them or whether there are independent moral standards that God commands because they are right Much theological and philosophical ink has been spilled over the ages by sages arguing each position, and the consequences of each position are considerably different and profound This dialogue is a good beginning for the reader interested in exploring Plato s use of the dialogue form and the kinds of questions he like A rather abrupt end to a rather interesting dialogue This picks up right where Meno left off with an addition of piety to the ongoing dialogue about virtue.
Socrates off tangential discussion doesn t dissuade Euthyphro as Euthyphro tries to answer Socrates questions as much as possible With impending trial looming in the horizon, Plato addresses piety, justice in the same sentence which sounds fascinating but like Socrates, we are left in the dust.
Euthyphro says bye bye mid dialogue making this a very short conversation indeed Still its brilliant in the way Socrates quietly demolishes traditional perspectives on Gods and Myths.
Euthuphr n Euthyphro, PlatoEuthyphro Ancient Greek , translit Euthuphr n , 399 395 BC , by Plato, is a Socratic dialogue whose events occur in the weeks before the trial of Socrates 399 BC , The Euthyphro dialogue occurs near the court of the archon basileus king magistrate , where Socrates and Euthyphro encounter each other each man is present at the court for the preliminary hearings to possible trials 1970 1335 50 4 1391 121 Celebrity Death Match Special Plato versus Isaac Asimov, part 3 continued from hereA spaceport on Trantor SOCRATES and R DANEEL OLIVAW OLIVAW I m sorry, Socrates I m just going to have to send you back to Earth You re too irritating.
SOCRATES I understand, Olivaw OLIVAW You know, you don t need to be so critical all the time We robots are doing everything we can We re trying our level best to find high ethical standards and become truly virtuous It doesn t help to have people like you carping and hairsplitting and SOCRATES No, no, Olivaw, I truly do understand It is my nature I always have to ask questions In fact, this reminds me of the discussion I once had with young Euthyphro OLIVAW Tell me about it We still have half an hour before your flight leaves SOCRATES It seems to me that Euthyphro s problem was rather like yours He wanted to be virtuous, and a