Reason_1--short - Religion and Truth Part 2 Reason Plato...

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Religion and Truth, Part 2: Reason Plato, Socrates, Euthyphro Truth without revelation *Socrates makes claims concerning the gods, holiness, religious stories, etc. *He claims no special knowledge (although he refers to an inner voice sometimes), and yet he thinks he has knowledge of religious matters, including what the gods know. *How does he get such knowledge, and is it valid? Euthyphro: Yet another dilemma Euthyphro must decide between prosecuting his father or letting him off the hook for murder. Which is best, which is most holy and righteous? Socrates, too, will soon be prosecuted *Socrates is being charged with impiety, being disloyal to the gods and the state, whom the gods protect. *He will soon be brought to trial to defend himself (his Apology). What is justice? What is holiness? *Euthyphro see the situation largely in terms of justice, law. (“So what if it is my father?”) “The same in every sphere?” 5d *When we refer to holiness, is there not a common, general idea we have in
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course RELIGION 002 taught by Professor Adamson during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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