Euthyphro And Socrates: A Comparative Analysis

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1. When Euthyphro and Socrates were discussing the definition of piety they went through five different definitions. The fourth definition, which Socrates pointed at, was that perhaps piety could be apart of justice. Euthyphro then says “piety appears to be the part of justice that attends to the gods” (pg 19). Socrates has a few problems with this definition of piety, he provides Euthyphro with some examples of things that we attend to. After some thought Euthyphro agrees with Socrates that this definition is faulty, because attending to the gods makes it seem as if we can improve them. Then we come to the fifth and final definition of piety. Euthyphro is growing tired and says “piety is learning the proper ways to please the gods through…show more content…
The first facet of the “fourfold remedy” is that “God presents no fears”. Epicurus believes that if the Gods are truly Gods then they will be happy. If they are a God then they live calm and happy lives. The second facet deals with death and the belief that we should not be afraid of mortality. The third facet says that “good is readily available”. If we follow the view of Epicurean Hedonism we use reason to extend pleasure throughout our whole life, thus good is everywhere. The highest pleasure is the complete removal of pain. The last facet “evil is readily endurable” means that we can easily avoid things that are evil, also we can endure evil and pain by putting “mind over matter”. This fourfold remedy helps us clear all of the unnecessary anxieties out of our life and help us live a happy, good…show more content…
Imperatives tell us to do certain things and abstain from others. Categorical imperatives are always/never situations. In other words categorical imperatives are universalized. This means that we should only act on maxims that can be universal. Subjective maxims are the rules in our mind that mold our actions. Making sure our maxims align with subjective law makes us in turn a moral person. Kant says “I am never to act otherwise that so that I could also will that my maxim should become a universal law” (pg 199). If everyone was able to follow my maxim then it can be deemed morally right. According to this theory it would never be acceptable to lie, not everyone would be able to follow that

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