Discussing Plato's Euthyphro
Does morality have to be based on religion? Are good things good just because God says so, or (if there is a God) does God choose to approve of the things He does because he recognizes those things to be already good? Plato thinks the latter: if morality is to be truly non-arbitrary, then, like the laws of logic, it can't just be a contingent matter of what the gods happen to approve of (i.e. what some particular religious text happens to say). Read more about the topic.
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Running Time: 1 hr., 52 min. Recorded: October 23, 2011. Participants: Mark, Seth, Dylan, Matt Evans
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