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Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie

Ed. by Horn, Christoph / Serck-Hanssen, Camilla

Together with Carriero, John / Meyer, Susan Sauvé

Editorial Board Member: Adamson, Peter / Allen, James V. / Bartuschat, Wolfgang / Curley, Edwin M / Emilsson, Eyjólfur Kjalar / Floyd, Juliet / Förster, Eckart / Frede, Dorothea / Friedman, Michael / Garrett, Don / Grasshoff, Gerd / Irwin, Terence / Kahn, Charles H. / Knuuttila, Simo / Koistinen, Olli / Kraut, Richard / Longuenesse, Béatrice / McCabe, Mary / Pasnau, Robert / Perler, Dominik / Reginster, Bernard / Simmons, Alison / Timmermann, Jens / Trifogli, Cecilia / Weidemann, Hermann / Zöller, Günter

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CiteScore 2016: 0.26

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.270
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 1.111

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Volume 90, Issue 1 (Jan 2008)

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Philanthropie und Frömmigkeit in Platons Euthyphron

Euree Song
Published Online: 2008-04-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/AGPH.2008.004

Abstract

The aim of this article is to explore the significance of Socrates' philanthropy for the concept of piety sought in Plato's Euthyphro. First, I briefly sketch Socrates' self-ascribed philanthropy in contrast with Euthyphro's unreflecting envy. I then propose a cosmological interpretation of Plato's approach to piety, according to which piety lies in just service to gods as they produce their „all-beautiful“ work, which turns out to be the beautiful universe as a whole. Finally, it is attempted to link this cosmological concept of piety to Socrates' philanthropy, whereby Socrates' philosophical care for others reveals his likeness to the benevolent God in Plato's Timaeus.

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Published Online: 2008-04-25

Published in Print: 2008-03-01


Citation Information: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, ISSN (Online) 1613-0650, ISSN (Print) 0003-9101, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/AGPH.2008.004.

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