Euthyphro Plato concept of piety holiness
In the Euthyphro, Socrates and Euthyphro discuss the concept of
piety/holiness. This essay will not only test your ability to recognize and
engage philosophical concepts and analysis, but also brings you into the
dialogue as a participant, asking you to create your own definition of
Read the Euthyphro,
and write a paper in which you do the following:
Explain how the concept of holiness
emerges in the dialogue and why it takes a prominent position in the
conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro.
Present the three definitions that
Euthyphro uses in his response to Socrates, and then present Socrates’s
refutation of each of Euthyphro’s definitions.
Develop your own argument as to what
you think Socrates’s goal is in this dialogue. How do you know that is his
goal? What features of the dialogue align with your interpretation of his goal?
Provide your own definition of
piety/holiness and then create a Socratic response/critique of your definition.
After you present your definition, take on the role of Socrates and respond to
your own definition as you think he would.
The paper must be at least three pages in
length, formatted according to APA style, and include a title and a reference
page (which does not count towards the page length). For information regarding
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Carefully review theGrading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to
evaluate your assignment.