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In the Euthyphro, Socrates and Euthyphro discuss the concept of piety/holiness. This
essay will not only test your ability to recognize and engage philosophical concepts and
analysis, but also brings you into the dialogue as a participant, asking you to create your
own definition of holiness.
Read the Euthyphro, and write a paper in which you do the following:
a. explain how the concept of holiness emerges in the dialogue and why it takes a prominent
position in the conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro.
b. present the three definitions that Euthyphro uses inhis responses to Socrates, and then
explain how Socrates refutes each of Euthyphro’s definitions.
c. formutate your own argument as to what you think Socrates’s goal is inthis dialogue.
How do you know that is his goal? What features of the dialogue align with your
interpretation of his goal?
d. provide your own definition of piety/hokiness and then create a Socratic response/
critque of your definition. After you present your definition, take on the role of Socrates
and respond to your own definition as you think he would.The paper must be at least three
pages in length, formatted according to APA style, and include a title and a reference page.

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