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Analysis of Divine Command Metaethics

Title: An Analysis of Divine Command Metaethics.
Name(s): Herbst, Zachary P., author
Department of Philosophy
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Divine command metaethics comes in various forms. In this paper I examine three previously proposed relationships between morality and divine commands - Analysis, Causation, and Reduction - and determine that the Reduction view is most likely because it provides the best account of divine authority. I also seek to defend the view as a whole against some of the perennial objections against it, namely the arbitrariness objection, by arguing that God necessarily desires the well being of his creation.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0583 (IID)
Keywords: ethics, divine, command, philosophy, religion
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Philosophy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2016.
Date of Defense: December 2, 2015.
Subject(s): Christianity
Political ethics
Religion -- Philosophy
Religious thought
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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