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Book Title: The Euthyphro|
The author of the book: Plato
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 420 KB
Edition: George Bell (Leeds)
Date of issue: 1884
Read full description of the books The Euthyphro:The dialog occurs near the king-archon's court, where two men encounter each other. They've come to preliminary hearings before possible trials. Euthyphro has come to lay murder charges against his father. His father had allowed one of his workers to die without proper care & attention. The worker had killed a slave belonging to the family estate on the island of Naxos &, while Euthyphro's father waited to hear from the authorities how to proceed, the man died bound & gagged in a ditch. Socrates expresses his astonishment at the confidence of a man able to take his own father to court on such a serious charge. In what may be perceived as a tongue-in-cheek fashion, Socrates states that Euthyphro obviously has a clear understanding of what is pious & impious. Since Socrates himself is facing a charge of impiety, by worshipping gods not approved by the state, & is unclear on what holiness is, he hopes to learn from Euthyphro. Euthyphro claims that what lies behind the charge brought against Socrates by Meletus & others is Socrates' claim to be subjected to a daimon or divine sign which warns him of various courses of action. Euthyphro is right. Such claims would be regarded with suspicion by many Athenians. So too would Socrates' views on some of the stories about the Greek gods, which the two men briefly discuss before plunging into the argument. Socrates expresses reservations about those accounts which show the gods' cruelty. He mentions the castration of the early sky god, Uranus, by his son Cronos, saying he finds such stories difficult to accept.
This edition gives the Greek text with & introduction & notes by the editor.
Read information about the author(Greek: Πλάτων) (Arabic: Platón, Platone)
Plato is a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.
Plato is one of the most important Western philosophers, exerting influence on virtually every figure in philosophy after him. His dialogue The Republic is known as the first comprehensive work on political philosophy. Plato also contributed foundationally to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. His student, Aristotle, is also an extremely influential philosopher and the tutor of Alexander the Great of Macedonia.
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