philosophy of Religion Euthyphro


philosophy of Religion Euthyphro

1. When Euthyphro first defines holy as “what I am doing now” (Section II), that is, prosecuting his father for murder, what is Socrates major problem with this definition?
2. How does Socrates support his conclusion that what is dear to ALL of the gods is not the same as holy? (Section V; this is neither an easy nor short answer)
3. According to Socrates, what is wrong with saying that “holy” means “prayer and sacrifice to the gods”? What is his argument?
4. Does Socrates ever give his own definition of the holy, or even come close? If so, what is it?

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