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Carried Away in the Euthyphro

Lindsay Judson

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses Socrates' refutation of Euthyphro's definition of piety as what is all the gods love (Euthyphro 9e1-11b5), which begins with the famous question, ‘is the pious loved by the ... More


The Euthyphro Dilemma

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751808
eISBN:
9780199894840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In nearly every ethics text, the famous Euthyphro Dilemma—is something moral because God commands it, or does God command it because it is moral?—is touted as the decisive defeater for theistic ... More


Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751808
eISBN:
9780199894840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book defends an interconnected set of moral arguments for God's existence by arguing that classical theism better explains moral duty, freedom, and responsibility than naturalism does. After ... More


Morality Under God

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The second part of this book (Chs. 8–12) applies the results of its first part about moral responsibility to traditional Christian doctrines. I assume that there is a God of the traditional kind who ... More


A Response to Old Riddles and a New Typology: On the Euthyphro Dilemma and Theomonism

Tyler Tritten

in The Contingency of Necessity: Reason and God as Matters of Fact

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474428194
eISBN:
9781474438643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428194.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues for a reading of Schelling that is able to offer a satisfactory response to the Euthyphro Dilemma while also avoiding the pitfall of onto-theology, that is, grounding God’s ... More


The Nature of Unpleasantness

Michael S. Brady

in Suffering and Virtue

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198812807
eISBN:
9780191850592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812807.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, Brady argues in favour of a desire view of unpleasantness, which is the central element of suffering. He considers, and rejects, distinctive feeling theories of unpleasantness, and ... More


Modality, Morality, and God

William E. Mann

in God, Modality, and Morality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199370764
eISBN:
9780199373635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370764.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

A variation on Plato’s Euthyphro dilemma asks whether God loves right actions because they are right or whether right actions are right because God loves them. Theological objectivism chooses the ... More


Perfectly Good and a Source of Moral Obligation

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism: Second Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198779698
eISBN:
9780191825972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779698.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

I understand moral goodness as overall goodness. Fundamental moral principles are logically necessary truths discoverable by reflective equilibrium, and do not depend on the will of God. God is ... More


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