Socrates and His Dialog With Euthyphro About God's Will Analytical Essay by Nicky

Socrates and His Dialog With Euthyphro About God's Will
The paper examines a dialog between Socrates and Euthyphro regarding questions of morality.
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This paper discusses a dialog between Socrates and Euthyphro which takes place when Euthyphro seeks to bring his father to trial for having allowed a man to be killed. According to the paper's author, whilst the issue under discussion seems to be justice, it is, in fact, about morality, since morality is the basis for justice. The writer examines and reviews the discussion between the two and the points raised by each before drawing his own conclusions.

From the Paper:

"The dialogue between Socrates and Euthyphro takes place under the circumstances in which the latter one wishes to bring his own father to trial for having allowed a man to be killed. The situation is highly unusual because normally only the direct relatives of the person who was killed could have instigated the trial of the culprit.
"The issue under discussion seems to be justice, but on a more profound insight we realize that it is actually morality, since morality is the ground for justice. Euthyphro is doing something which may be considered spectacular, since he gives more importance to the concept of morality and its application than to his own family. Since he seems willing to deal with the concept of morality in a pure state overlooking all subjective and personal implications, Socrates provokes him to a debate which is meant to discover what is the real nature of morality."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Comments on The Euthyphro. Retrieved February 14, 2009 from http://www.friesian.com/euthyph.htm
  • Lotter, Dorothea (2007). Euthyphro's claims to knowledge, An introduction to Plato's dialogue and main characters. Retrieved February 13, 2009 from http://philosophy.suite101.com/article.cfm/euthyphro_and_socrates
  • Plato, Church, F.J. (1956), Euthyphro, Apology, Crito. Bobbs-Merrill Co.
  • Plato. Euthyphro, translated by Benjamin Jowett, Retrieved February 14, 2009 from http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/euthyfro.html

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