What is Euthyphro’s dilemma?

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I’ve read Plato’s Euthyphro and still have a hards time understanding what his idea is. It felt like the ramblings of someone with ADHD.

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Euthyphro’s dilemma is a question about whether something is good because God says it’s good or whether God says it’s good because it’s already good.

If the first option is true, then morality is just whatever God decides, and it could change at any moment. If the second option is true, then there must be some standard of morality that even God follows, and morality is not just based on God’s commands.

This dilemma raises important questions about where our ideas of right and wrong come from and whether they are based on religion or something else entirely.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Euthyphro’s dilemma is a question about whether something is good because God says it’s good or whether God says it’s good because it’s already good.

If the first option is true, then morality is just whatever God decides, and it could change at any moment. If the second option is true, then there must be some standard of morality that even God follows, and morality is not just based on God’s commands.

This dilemma raises important questions about where our ideas of right and wrong come from and whether they are based on religion or something else entirely.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Ok, I’m going to explain Euthyphro’s dilemma, as though i’m literally teaching five year old. something not many on this sub actually do:

Euthyphro’s dilemma is like when you have to decide if something is good because God says it’s good or if God says it’s good because it’s already good. It’s like when your teacher tells you that you did a good job coloring a picture, but you know you did a good job even if your teacher didn’t say anything. So, is something good because God says it’s good, or is it already good and God just tells us about it? That’s what Euthyphro’s dilemma is all about.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Euthyphro’s dilemma is a question about whether something is good because God says it’s good or whether God says it’s good because it’s already good.

If the first option is true, then morality is just whatever God decides, and it could change at any moment. If the second option is true, then there must be some standard of morality that even God follows, and morality is not just based on God’s commands.

This dilemma raises important questions about where our ideas of right and wrong come from and whether they are based on religion or something else entirely.

Anonymous 0 Comments

“Does your religion tell you to do good things because they are good, or is anything that your religion tells you to do good because your religion tells you to do it?”

Anonymous 0 Comments

“Does your religion tell you to do good things because they are good, or is anything that your religion tells you to do good because your religion tells you to do it?”

Anonymous 0 Comments

Ok, I’m going to explain Euthyphro’s dilemma, as though i’m literally teaching five year old. something not many on this sub actually do:

Euthyphro’s dilemma is like when you have to decide if something is good because God says it’s good or if God says it’s good because it’s already good. It’s like when your teacher tells you that you did a good job coloring a picture, but you know you did a good job even if your teacher didn’t say anything. So, is something good because God says it’s good, or is it already good and God just tells us about it? That’s what Euthyphro’s dilemma is all about.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Ok, I’m going to explain Euthyphro’s dilemma, as though i’m literally teaching five year old. something not many on this sub actually do:

Euthyphro’s dilemma is like when you have to decide if something is good because God says it’s good or if God says it’s good because it’s already good. It’s like when your teacher tells you that you did a good job coloring a picture, but you know you did a good job even if your teacher didn’t say anything. So, is something good because God says it’s good, or is it already good and God just tells us about it? That’s what Euthyphro’s dilemma is all about.

Anonymous 0 Comments

“Does your religion tell you to do good things because they are good, or is anything that your religion tells you to do good because your religion tells you to do it?”