Piety In Plato's Euthyphro

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In addition to the logical limitations placed upon God, God’s omnipotence is also constrained by ethical limitations. To introduce this topic, Plato introduces the question of the piety in his Euthyphro. In this dialogue, Socrates asks Euthyrpho, “Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” Since that day, question has divided the theistic philosophical community into two factions: intellectualists and voluntarists. Intellectualists holds that morality exists outside of the mind and will of God, and that God’s commands are in accordance with his perfect reason, not his omnipotent will only. Likewise, voluntarists holds that an morality is moral by virtue that God has commanded

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