A Christian Approach to Euthyphro's Dilemma
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The paper shows that an analysis of Plato's "Euthyphro" provides an excellent opportunity for Christians to examine the nature of existence and to offer an ultimate foundation for ethics. This paper provides a philosophical analysis of Euthyphro's dilemma - the question of "what makes the holy holy" and looks at this question from a Christian perspective.
From the Paper:"Since eidos is universal, examples will never suffice to define. This is where Euthyphro's first attempt at definition falls short. As pointed out by Allen, the Hippias Major presents the same demand for a universal standard in that if two things are beautiful, they must have some identical property which makes them beautiful, and for any and all other things to be beautiful, they must have this common form (31). In agreeing that because beautiful things are beautiful by Beauty, Hippias agrees that there is such a thing as Beauty, to which Socrates inquires, "What is it?" If Beauty makes beautiful things exist, Beauty is not solely an idea or word but actually exists."
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