Plato And Aristotle's Philosophy Opinions On Piety And Religion

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When we discuss the important philosopher works or ideas, there are three greatest ancient Greek philosophers we have to mention: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, who they create the earliest western philosophy, their philosophic ideas influence our modern society and culture in many aspects. As we read The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues, we can get close to the thinking of these two philosophic giants at the same time: the author Plato, and the main characters Socrates, who was Plato’s teacher. The book includes four dialogues between Socrates and his friends or disciples: Euthyphro, Apology,Crito and Phaedo, when he was put on trial, condemned to death for corrupting the youth of Athens, and arguing philosophy with them. It discusses the important aspects of Socrates’ philosophy opinions on piety and religion, the respect for the law, the death and the immortality of the soul. The dialogues reveal several important philosophical questions in the democratic society of Ancient Greece, that we even use them to measure the aspects of contemporary modern democratic society.
The Euthyphro describes the conversation related to the piety and religion between Socrates and Euthyphro. The conversation starts when Socrates came to court and he met Euthyphro outside the palace. Socrates was accused, and Euthyphro was going to sue his own Father for murdering one of his servants, who got drunk and slew another man. Euthyphro thought the servant killed people, but his father…
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