Presentation on theme: "Euthyphro – initial questions Characters? Setting? Reasons for location? Question? Who asks and why?"— Presentation transcript:
Euthyphro – initial questions Characters? Setting? Reasons for location? Question? Who asks and why?
What is piety? “…the pious is to do what I am doing now” (5e) “what is dear to the gods is pious…” (7a) “the pious is what all the gods love…” (9e) -Is it (x) pious because it is loved by the gods, or -is it (x) loved by the gods because it is pious?
Piety is… “the godly and the pious is the part of the just that is concerned with the care of the gods…” (12e) Piety is “a kind of service of the gods” (13d) “I say that if a man knows how to say and do what is pleasing to the gods at prayer and sacrifice, those are pious actions…” (14b) Piety is “a knowledge of how to give to, and beg from, the gods.” (14d) Piety is “of all things most dear” to the gods. (15b)