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Euthyphro – Plato
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
- Present the three definitions that Euthyphro uses in his
response to Socrates, and then present Socrates’s refutation of each of
- 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.
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 APA samples
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Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.