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In Episode 1, Laurence Houlgate, author of Understanding Plato, shows how the character Socrates uses the "elenchus" method to refute the character Euthyphro's four definitions of the idea of piety. The elenchus is one of the early attempts to move philosophy away from unsupported guesses about the behavior of the gods to arguments based on logic.
In Episode 1, Laurence Houlgate, author of Understanding Plato, shows how the character Socrates uses the "elenchus" method to refute the character Euthyphro's four definitions of the idea of piety. The elenchus is one of the early attempts to move philosophy away from unsupported guesses about the behavior of the gods to arguments based on logic. read more read less

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