Socrates' counter argument shows that his definition is insufficient. If the gods approve of something because it is holy, then their approval cannot be what makes it holy. Alternatively, if it is holy because the gods approve of it, then we still don't know for what reason the gods approve of it... Showed first 250 characters
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Alternatively, if it is holy because the gods approve of it, then we still don't know for what reason the gods approve of it. It seems that any attempt to ground our definition of holiness in the will or approval of the gods is bound to fail. We might normally associate holiness with some sort of divine will... Showed next 250 characters
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When asked about the definition of holiness, Euthyphro give Socrates three definitions and Socrates was able to prove all three of them to be wrong. The first was that holiness was the life that Euthyphro lived...
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the summary of euthyphro
Socrates encounters Euthyphro outside the court of Athens. Socrates has been called to court on charges of impiety by Meletus Euthyphro has come to prosecute his own father for having unintentionally killed a murderous hired hand...
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Essentially, the question at hand is whether something is considered holy because it is loved by the gods or if that which spoken of is loved by the gods because it in itself is holy...
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The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. He is God, because he is in the Godhead. The Holy Spirit is a power, it talks about that in Acts 1:8...
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In the defense speech given by Socrates at the beginning of his trial, he hints at a definition of holiness. "..I live in great poverty because of my service to the god" (23C)...
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Euthyphro, one of the many dialogues written by the Greek philosopher Plato documenting the quest for wisdom by his mentor, Socrates. The time that The Euthyphro takes place is preceding a trial that Socrates is in concerning some allegations that he was corrupting the youth of Athens, and ultimately leads to his demise...
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In the dialogue of Euthyphro, records when Euthyphro thinking he knows it all is being humbled by a much wiser person called Socrates. I think this is dialogue shows how people that think hey know it all can be shown the light by the Socratic method...