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I. The story of Euthyphro provides an excellent, short example of an issue Socrates thought important and the way he analyzed it. What is the issue in the story? What are Euthyphro’s reasons for doing what he did? How does Socrates try to point out that Euthyphro is wrong? Who do you think is right, Euthyphro or Socrates? Explain why. a. The issue was how to distinguish between piety and impiety, holy and unholy. Euthyphro prosecuted his father for homicide because he bound a murderer in chains and the guy died before his Father could get interpretation from the gods on what to do with him. Euthyphros reasons for prosecuting his own father were because he thought that the gods believed that his father’s actions were unholy, but his act of prosecution was holy and just, even if it was against his father. Socrates explains that he is wrong because there is no way to know what the gods think is just or unjust because they, like humans, argue on their beliefs. I believe Socrates is right because he makes a good point that there is no way of knowing what the gods believe is right or wrong and no solid evidence of knowing who is right. II. The dialogue after Euthyphro is the Apology, which is the trial of Socrates. What are the
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course HIST 1001 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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