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Plato Euthyphro Summary

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Plato Euthyphro SummaryDo you know what the Euthyphro dilemma is?

In case you don’t, it’s time to find out – because it’s certainly one for the ages!

There are two ways you can do that.

You can either read the entirety of Plato’s dialogue Euthyphro here, or you can read a concise summary of all of its main paints below.

If you’ve opted for the second one – let’s go!

Who Should Read “Euthyphro”? And Why?

Euthyphro is an early and rather brief dialogue between Socrates and the title character, and, as such, it is a great way to get to know both Plato and Socrates.

And, really, that should be a necessity – not only if you are a philosophy student.

About Plato

PlatoPlato is, for all intents and purposes, the earliest and one of the greatest philosophers in all of human history; he is widely considered the father of modern philosophy.

A student of Socrates (who left no written works behind him) and a teacher of Aristotle (who wrote many books to question Plato’s reasoning), Plato basically laid the foundations of everything we consider philosophy today, authoring such diverse classics as The Apology and The Republic and giving us stories of almost mythic proportions such as the famous “Allegory of the Cave.”

As it is only fittingly, Plato also founded the Academy of Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

“Plato Euthyphro Summary”

Euthyphro is one of Plato’s earliest Socratic dialogues. It recounts the conversation between the eponymous character and Socrates a few weeks before the famous trial of the latter.

The main topic of discussion: the definition of piety.

The answers given: okay, but probably a bit anachronistic.

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