Study Guide - Final Problems to Know

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Problems/arguments/positions/objections to know: Euthyphro problem p.230 Plato’s manuscript about morality called Euthyphro, that includes a moral dilemma about the Gods and piety . Plato depicts a dialogue between Socrates and Euthyphro, who is prosecuting his own father for murder. The charge is flimsy, but Euthyphro believes he is doing what “piety” demands. Socrates asks what piety is, and Euthyphro states that it is whatever the God’s like. Socrates asks why they like certain things, and Euthyphro states that they like whatever is pious. Socrates persuades him that the Gods like whatever is pious, and not the other way around. (Leads to the God and morality problems). Arguments from evil (Hume/logical/inductive/abductive-likelihood): Hume (closest to the logical argument): 1. If some evil exists, then God did not prevent that evil, so either God could not prevent it, or God choose not to prevent it. 2. If God could not prevent some evil, then God is not all powerful. 3. If God choose not to prevent some evil, then God is not all good. 4. Some evil exists. 5. Therefore, god is not both all powerful and all good. Logical argument:
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHIL 267 taught by Professor Clatterbaugh during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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