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Euthyphro

Plato

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Where does this dialogue take place?

Who of the following has NOT killed anybody?

Which of the following has Meletus NOT accused Socrates of?

Which of the following is NOT part of the description of Meletus?

How does Socrates suggest Euthyphro might help him in his case against Meletus?

Which of the following is NOT the father or son of one of the others?

Why does Socrates not accept Euthyphro's definition that prosecuting criminals is holy?

What is the elenchus?

On which of the following questions might the gods disagree, according to Socrates?

On what grounds do we argue over whether or not someone should be punished, according to Socrates?

Which of the following claims is Euthyphro NOT committed to?

Which of the following is an unwanted consequence of Euthyphro's reasoning?

What's the relationship between being x and getting x?

Which of the following is NOT offered by Euthyphro as a definition of holiness?

Which of the following relationships does Euthyphro think is UNlike the relationship between gods and men?

Why do the gods want our sacrifices, according to Euthyphro?

Which of the following two definitions prove to be similar? (A) Holiness is persecuting religious criminals, (B) Holiness is what the gods find agreeable, (C) Holiness is what is approved of by all the gods, (D) Holiness is a matter of gratifying the gods.

How does the dialogue end?

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by misshunter2012, September 09, 2013

Socrates is treating Euthyphro as the teacher when in fact Socrates is teaching Euthyphro

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by misshunter2012, September 09, 2013

Inconclusive.
Plato suggesting that there is no such thing as a definition of holiness, that there is no one feature that all holy deeds have in common?

Our conception of...

by wwatso10, January 27, 2014

What Plato/Socrates is challenging is Euthyphro's/everyone's knowledge or assumed knowledge of anything, not the can we know anything idea, but have we challenged our beliefs? Are we sure that the conclusion we hold is conclusion enough? Peirce and James pick this up again a few years later.

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