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Unformatted text preview: o Socrates is skeptical for two reasons o Such stories are hard to prove o He didn’t ask for a list of pious actions, but for a definition of piety Euthyphro’s second answer: o “what is pleasing to the gods is pious, and what is not pleasing to them is impious” o Socrates is skeptical since o There are quarrels and disagreements among the gods o So the same actions will be both pleasing Euthyphro’s third answer: o “Piety is what all the gods love” and “impiety is what they all hate” o On important issues like murder, “there will be no difference of opinion” o Socrates is skeptical for two reasons o Even on important questions, there are likely to be disagreements o Pious actions are loved by the gods because they are pious This means they can’t be pious because they are loved by the gods This means they have to be pious (or just) for some other reason...
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