Plato's Euthyphro

Course Information
TitleΠλάτων, "Ευθύφρων" / Plato's Euthyphro
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Kalfas
Course ID600018154

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 82
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
PhilosophyElected Compulsory DirectionalWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to: - to know the basic characteristics of philosophical research - to get acquainted with the ancient philosophical discourse, especially the Platonic dialogic form - to be introduced in the analysis of an ancient philosophical text - to be introduced to the Platonic dialectical method and metaphysics
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The placement of "Euthyphro" in the context of the Platonic dialogues and the emphasis given to the dialogue in the correct formulation of definitions and the search for universal concepts will be examined. The question of whether there is a latent theory of Ideas in "Euthyphro" will also be discussed. The analysis will be based on the close reading of the dialogue.
Greek Philosophy, Plato, Dialectic, Definitions, Theory of Ideas
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment602.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Πλάτων, Ίων, Ευθύφρων, Χαρμίδης. Αθήνα: εκδ. Δαίδαλος -Ι. Ζαχαρόπουλος, χχ. 2. White P. Nicholas, Ο Πλάτων για τη Γνώση και την Πραγματικότητα. Αθήνα: Gutenberg - Γ. Δαρδανός, 2012.
Additional bibliography for study
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