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Unformatted text preview: morally good such as bravery and concern for others. Socrates then asks what is that makes piety different from all those other actions that we call just? 5. Euthyphro then suggests that piety is concerned with looking after the gods. Socrates objects saying, “If 'looking after' is used in its ordinary sense, which Euthyphro agrees it is, this would imply that when you perform a pious action you make one of the gods better, which is hubris and gods frown upon it. 6. Euthyphro then proposes his final definition as a sort of sacrifice and prayer. He puts forward the notion of piety is a way of being in good favor with the gods. Socrates asks Euthyphro to state what benefit the gods receive from the gifts humans give to them. Euthyphro replies that they are not that sort of gift at all, but rather honor, esteem and gratitude....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHL 107 taught by Professor White during the Spring '07 term at Creighton.
- Spring '07