Single Idea 1515

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 6. Divine Morality / b. Euthyphro question]

Full Idea

The thinking behind Pythagorean philosophy is that people behave in an absurd fashion if they try to find any source for the good other than the gods.

Gist of Idea

Pythagoreans believe it is absurd to seek for goodness anywhere except with the gods


Iamblichus (Life of Pythagoras [c.290], 137)

Book Reference

'The First Philosophers', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 2000], p.98