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Who is euthyphro prosecuting and for what charge?

Socrates encounters Euthyphro outside the court of Athens. Socrates has been called to court on charges of impiety by Meletus, and Euthyphro has come to prosecute his own father for having unintentionally killed a murderous hired hand.

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Keeping this in consideration, what is the purpose of euthyphro?

Plato's dialog called Euthyphro relates a discussion that took place between Socrates and Euthyphro concerning the meaning of piety, or that virtue usually regarded as a manner of living that fulfills one's duty both to gods and to humanity. Euthyphro is the plaintiff in a forthcoming trial for murder.

Secondly, what kind of person is euthyphro? Euthyphro - The interlocutor of the dialogue, and its namesake. Euthyphro is an orthodox and dogmatically religious man, believing he knows everything there is to know about holy matters. He often makes prophecies to others, and has brought his father to trial on a questionable murder charge.

Also to know is, for what is euthyphro prosecuting his father?

Socrates inquires as to why Euthyphro has come to court, and Euthyphro answers that he is prosecuting his father for murder (which was considered a religious crime by the Greeks). His father has committed an impious act that pollutes Euthyphro and his whole family, and this sin must be purged by means of prosecution.

What are euthyphro's definitions of piety?

Definition 1 - Euthyphro. Piety is what the Gods love and Impiety is what the Gods hate. Objections to Definition 1. There are many Gods, whom all may not agree on what particular things are pious or impious. It therefore means that certain acts or deeds could therefore be considered both pious and impious.

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