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Some Divine Command Theories

Philip L. Quinn

in Divine Commands and Moral Requirements

Published in print October 1978 | ISBN: 9780198244134
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680755 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244134.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

Some Divine Command Theories

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This chapter proposes some distinct divine command theories of ethics. It constructs an elaborate theory which incorporates the divine command theorist's assumptions about the relations between God's commands and several kinds of moral status. This chapter also discusses some of the philosophical problems which can be usefully examined in the light of the postulates.

Keywords: divine command theories; ethics; theories; God; moral status

Chapter.  7243 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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