Ethics - Divine Command Theory

Ethics - Divine Command Theory - Shafer-Landaus objections...

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Shafer-Landau’s objections to the divine command theory. What if God doesn’t exist? Does God command us to do actions because they are morally right or are actions morally right Because God commands them? Dilemma – either God lacks reasons for his commands, in which case they are arbitrary, or, God has reasons for his commands, then, those reasons, not God’s commands are what makes actions right and wrong. If the DCT is true, then God could command things like rape and killing without commanding us to do anything that is wrong/immoral. Can we have morality (valid objective moral standards) without God? 1. Logic Practice Quiz 2. The Apology. 1. The Title 2. Outline of the dialogue. 3. First speech – charges of impiety and corrupting the youth 4. Convicted. 5. Second speech – Proposes alternative penalty. 6. Jury votes on penalty. 7. Soc’s final speech to the jury. 8. Is Socrates conduct at the trial admirable? Is he honest and heroic? I. End of Dialogue Relationship between piety and justice.
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course PHIL 181 taught by Professor Thomascarson during the Spring '10 term at Loyola Chicago.

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