Ancient Philosophy 38 (2):265-287 (2018)

Will Britt
Loyola Marymount University
Through a close reading of Plato’s Euthyphro, I reopen an old question: what would it look like to think piously? Although the dialogue itself is aporetic with regard to the definition of piety as such, I show that a specifically philosophical piety emerges: namely, the capacity to deal well with sameness and difference. A look at central features of the dialogues that provide the Euthyphro’s dramatic context confirms this claim.
Keywords Ancient Philosophy  History of Philosophy  Euthyphro  Piety of thought
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ISBN(s) 0740-2007
DOI 10.5840/ancientphil201838225
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