Euthyphro: The Importance Of Critical Thinking

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In Plato’s dialogue, Euthyphro, the author exhibits the importance of critical thinking through a conversation with the main character and Socrates. Critical thinking is, “The process of purposeful, self-regulatory judgement”, and it is used, “To form a well-reasoned and fair-minded judgement regarding what to believe or what to do” (Gittens and Facione, 2016, P.6). The protagonist, Euthyphro, discusses his view of piety; however, he is not able to properly define the word in his perspective. The entire time, Socrates is directing Euthyphro to come to a conclusion about piety, yet there is never an actual definition stated. Plato reveals the difference between one’s independent and dependent thoughts and explaining how might it affect the reasoning

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