Euthyphro STUDY QUESTIONS

Euthyphro STUDY QUESTIONS - neither reason 10 What's so...

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STUDY QUESTIONS Pre Reading Questions 1. At what location does the dialogue take place? 2. Why does Socrates think Euthyphro must have knowledge of piety? 3. Why is Socrates interested in Euthyphro giving a definition of piety? 4. What definitions does Euthyphro offer? 5. How does Socrates get Euthyphro to abandon the various definitions? Describe his general method, and show how it works for each definition. 6. What occurs at the end of the dialogue? Why is this bad? Why is this good? 7. What can we learn from the Euthyphro about Socrates' religious views? 8. Why do Socrates and Euthyphro reject the definition of piety as "what all the gods love"? What assumptions do they make? 9. Does Socrates reject the definition of piety as "what all the gods love" because there are pious actions that not all the gods love, because there are non-pious actions that not all the gods love, or for
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Unformatted text preview: neither reason? 10. What's so great about having a definition of piety? Why wouldn't it be enough, for Euthyphro's purposes, to have a feature common to all and only cases of piety? Post Reading Questions 1. What are at least five definitions of "hosion" (piety) attempted in the dialog. Explain in detail how Socrates shows that each of these definitions is not accurate. 2. In particular how does Socrates reject the definition of piety as "what all the gods love"? What role does the analogy with shame and fear play in this rejection? 3. What would you say is the conclusion of this dialog? Why do you think the dialogue ends in this way? 4. What have we learned at the end of the dialogue about the "form" of piety? 5. What is the purpose of the question and answer format presented in the Euthyphro dialogues?...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PHIL 201 taught by Professor Snow during the Fall '07 term at Loyola Maryland.

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