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Notes 10:7:10 - Phil 134 10/7/10 Euthyphro problem: if such...

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Phil 134 10/7/10 Euthyphro problem: if such and such is good because God tells you, and not because it’s actually good, then it seems like God makes it up as he goes along, he can’t justify all of this. It’s only good because of what he chose and not on antecedent reasons. And you may say, why must God justify himself to man? Does he need to? Not only can’t God, whether or no he need to, explain his ways to man, God couldn’t explain or give reasons for his ways to himself except I am what I am and I chose what I chose and I know I’m perfect and therefore chose right; why was that the right? Because that’s what I chose. ^Voluntarist side; by choose or will- God’s will starts it going Intellectualism means there are certain prove and God apprehends these by knowing that such and such is good or that such and such is best. He knows what is best based on some reason, so he’s telling us what’s moral because he knows what’s best. But, what are these truths? And how are they not contingent on God’s power and will and existence if nothing exists at all except God exists, how do these truths exist?
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PHIL 134 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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