8 - C. The Zsa Zsa Gabor paradox Euthyphros proposed...

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C. The Zsa Zsa Gabor paradox Euthyphro’s proposed definition leads to something like (what I’ll call) the Zsa Zsa Gabor paradox : Zsa Zsa is famous. She appears on talk shows, and everyone knows who she is. But what does she do ? What is she famous for ? As the joke goes, she’s famous for being famous. But that’s just to say that there really isn’t any reason for Zsa Zsa to be famous. We’re all making some kind of mistake to pay any attention to her. Likewise, if piety were being god- loved, the gods would all be making a mistake in admiring an act for its piety. For they would be admiring nothing other than their own admiration. IV. Faulty Definitions There are two ways definitions can go wrong: problems with form , and problems with content . A. Problems with form: why enumerations can’t be definitions Socrates insists that merely citing an instance, or a list of instances (rather than giving a general formula, or description) is inadequate.
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course PHYSICS 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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8 - C. The Zsa Zsa Gabor paradox Euthyphros proposed...

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