22 - ← Problems for Divine Command Theory • Assumes...

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Philosophy Notes 1/22 Divine Command Theory 25/01/2008 21:24:00 Euthyphro’s Dilemma Several definitions of good That which all the gods love is good That which is good all the gods love Divine Command Theory Morality depends upon the demands of god If god commands X, then X is good If god prohibits X, then X is bad Objective moral theory o Objective moral standards exist o Objective moral standards depend upon the existence of god o Therefore, god exists
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Unformatted text preview: ← Problems for Divine Command Theory • Assumes that god exists • Assumes that we know what god wants/commands • “God is good” no longer means what we intend it to mean • Characteristics of god o Omnipotent o Omniscient o Omnipresent o Omnibenevolent • Appears to be relative/subjunctive • Implies that is possible for cruelty to be right( i.e. if god commands it) 25/01/2008 21:24:00 ← 25/01/2008 21:24:00 ←...
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