Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno and Phaedo Socrates in the Phaedo: Philosophy as Preparation for Death Anonymous College Socrates, the father of modern Western philosophy, once said, shortly before his own death that “(Those) who happen to have gotten in touch with philosophy in the right way devote themselves to nothing else but dying and being dead” ( Phaedo 64A).
Euthyphro. Arguments in Euthyphro and Knowledge about Piety Introduction Euthyphro is written by Plato which is an explicit example of definitional dialogue of Socrates. The written piece intends to define the concept of piety or holiness. Socrates came to know that Euthyphro is going to prosecute his father accused of a murder and was defending his action to be pious.