Study Questions for Euthyphro

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Study Questions for Plato, Euthyphro, part 1 1. Socrates is not the kind of person to be found around courts of law, though he is very interested in questions of right and wrong. Does the law make morality? Is everything that is legal morally acceptable and vice versa, or can the laws be wrong and lawbreakers morally right? What does Socrates think, judging by the Euthyphro and the Apology ? What do you think? Can you think of any unjust laws (in our country or elsewhere, now or in the past), or of any lawbreakers who were in the right? 2. Give some examples of Socratic irony in the Euthyphro . 3. What do you think of Euthyphro’s case against his father? Notice that Athenian society seems to be against Euthyphro and to think he is “crazy.” Does this by itself mean that he is wrong? Or is it enough to make him right if he alone thinks he is right? (Why does he think he is right? What do you think of his justification of his actions? If God or the gods exist and approve of an action, is that enough to make it morally right?) 4. Euthyphro says that he is behaving piously by prosecuting his
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course PHI 104 taught by Professor Roberteason during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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