Summarize these sections from Euthyphro by Plato. 1)Introduction to Plato's Euthyphro 2)Plato's Euthyphro 3)About the author: Plato
Introduction: The dialogue begins with Socrates' asking Euthyphro to briefly explain what piety is. Euthyphro states that the pious is that which is loved by all the gods. Socrates then asks for an example of something loved by all gods and Euthyphro names "the sacrifice of a mule". Socrates then says this is not correct because it would mean that any sacrifice of an animal loved by the gods would be pious, including the sacrifice of a dog or pig, both of which are animals not loved by the gods. He then goes on to say that piety must be something other than simply being loved by the gods.
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