The dilemma[ edit ] Socrates and Euthyphro discuss the nature of piety in Plato's Euthyphro. Euthyphro then revises his definition, so that piety is only that which is loved by all of the gods unanimously 9e. At this point the dilemma surfaces. Socrates asks whether the gods love the pious because it is the pious, or whether the pious is pious only because it is loved by the gods 10a.
Scene The Porch of the King Archon. Why have you left the Lyceum, Socrates? Surely you cannot be concerned in a suit before the King, like myself? Not in a suit, Euthyphro; impeachment is the word which the Athenians use. I suppose that some one has been prosecuting you, for I cannot believe that you are the prosecutor of another.
Then some one else has been prosecuting you? And who is he? A young man who is little known, Euthyphro; and I hardly know him: Perhaps you may remember his appearance; he has a beak, and long straight hair, and a beard which is ill grown.
No, I do not remember him, Socrates.
But what is the charge which he brings against you? What is the charge? Well, a very serious charge, which shows a good deal of character in the young man, and for which he is certainly not to be despised.
He says he knows how the youth are corrupted and who are their corruptors. I fancy that he must be a wise man, and seeing that I am the reverse of a wise man, he has found me out, and is going to accuse me of corrupting his young friends.
And of this our mother the state is to be the judge. Of all our political men he is the only one who seems to me to begin in the right way, with the cultivation of virtue in youth; like a good husbandman, he makes the young shoots his first care, and clears away us who are the destroyers of them.
This is only the first step; he will afterwards attend to the elder branches; and if he goes on as he has begun, he will be a very great public benefactor. I hope that he may; but I rather fear, Socrates, that the opposite will turn out to be the truth. My opinion is that in attacking you he is simply aiming a blow at the foundation of the state.
But in what way does he say that you corrupt the young? He brings a wonderful accusation against me, which at first hearing excites surprise: I understand, Socrates; he means to attack you about the familiar sign which occasionally, as you say, comes to you.
He thinks that you are a neologian, and he is going to have you up before the court for this. He knows that such a charge is readily received by the world, as I myself know too well; for when I speak in the assembly about divine things, and foretell the future to them, they laugh at me and think me a madman.A short Plato biography describes Plato's life, times, and work.
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