Cameron Hartman9/24/09PHIL 216—Plato’s Euthyphro study guide1.Socratic irony is where (in this case) Socrates professes ignorance and a willingness to learn in order to reveal the true ignorance of the “expert” that is doing the teachings. In this writing, Euthyphro professes to be an expert in holiness. Examples of this method are as follows: 1. When Socrates says that Euthyphro must have very advanced knowledge of the law to be making such a bold move in prosecuting his own father; and 2. When Socrates says Euthyphro has a very exact understanding of religious matters, and he asks Euthyphro if he could teach him of these matters. 2.I do not believe that Socrates is concerned much with the theory of forms in this dialogue; he is just concerned about how one can live well, thus I do not believe it should alter any understandings of Ehthyphro.
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