assignment2 - Believers in the Divine Command Theory think...

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Believers in the Divine Command Theory think that God determines what is right and wrong. Under this theory, what God says is true because he commands it to be true. A believer would tell you that God doesn't figure things out, he simply makes things right that are right. Divine Command Theory says that an act is right or wrong because and only because God says it is. There is nothing natural in an action that makes it good or bad. The morality of the action is good or bad simply because God says so. Someone who believes that Divine Command Theory is true would believe that the statement “We should do what God says we should do” is true because under this theory moral facts are subjective facts. Moral facts are determined by the psychological state of God and are universal. The two senses of determine are "figure out" and "make true". If Divine Command Theory is true then God determines what is right and wrong by making it true. Believers of this theory figure out what is right by determining what God commands. A person who accepts Divine Command
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2011 for the course PHI 1030 taught by Professor Lombard during the Winter '10 term at Wayne State University.

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