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Divine Command Theory (DCT)- The right act commanded by God. Problems with DCT A) Problems with theory itself 1) Circularity Problem 1. IF DCT is true, than good is defined in terms of God 2. If good is defined in terms of God, than God cannot be defined in terms of good. 3. If DCT is true, then God cannot be defined in terms of good. (1,2) 4. God can be defined in terms of good. 5. DCT is not true (3,4) 2) Arbitration Problem 1. If DCT is true, than Gods commands are morally arbitrary (random) 2. Gods commands are not morally arbitrary 3. DCT is not true (1,2) B) Problems with Applying the Theory 1) Epistemic problem- its hard to prove that you know what God commands 2) Danger Problems many folks claim that God commands them to kill... View Full Document

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