Summary: This article examines a passage from Plato’s Euthyphro (9c-11b) which puts forward
the argument that has become known as the Euthyphro Dilemma. The content of this
argument is described and analysed, and, on the basis of a passage in his edifying discourse
‘Every Good and Every Perfect Gift is from Above’ (1843) and passages from his other writings,
it is argued that Søren Kierkegaard has been able to bypass the dilemma. Thus, as some
philosophers have already suspected, ‘dilemma’ is not really a fitting description of the problem.