The Euthyphro Diemma

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Euthyphro seems to think that he knows the nature of piety, but his knowledge of piety (at 9e) seems to be based on what the all the gods love and what all the gods hate (or in our contemporary monotheistic religious traditions: what God commands and prohibits). (1) Why does Socrates find this formulation of moral knowledge inadequate, and (2) do you think Socrates would say that a person who defers moral judgment in the way Euthyphro seems to be doing can be said to be leading an "examined life

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