PHL200 Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PHL200 Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - PHL200 Wednesday,...

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PHL200 Wednesday, September 14, 2011 -Most Socratic dialogues end in failures -greek aporia : ( a negates what comes after it), ( poria: pores ) aka cannot get through it. -plot: Socrates about to undergo indictment… Euthyphro is there to prosecute his own father for the murder of a worker (who let a slave die). -he feels obligated to lay charges to his own father for homicide -homicide was illegal in Athens. People were obliged to report homicide because of its religious nature… if murderer was not captured and punished, the city was believed to be contaminated for harboring a murderer. - nomos: belief. -written law (in text and code) vs. unwritten law (equally important, people’s beliefs)… -there was an unwritten law against betraying your own father/ family members. -written law for charge/ indictment on a murderer -he thinks prosecuting his father for murder is a pious thing to do. -greek word for piety: hosiotes aka holiness… is a virtue. Having respect for the religion of Athens. Virtue in greek:
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course PHL 200 taught by Professor Gerson during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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