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The Relation of Divine Command Theory to Natural Law and Virtue Ethics

C. Stephen Evans

in God and Moral Obligation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199696680
eISBN:
9780191744266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696680.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that two prominent approaches to ethics that are often thought to be rivals of a divine command ethic are actually complementary to a divine command ethic. In particular, a divine ... More


Philosophy and God's Nature: Second Thoughts

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter offers a reflection on the treatment in Natural Law and Natural Rights (1980) of the question how the basic human goods and requirements of practical reasonableness are related to, or in ... More


God’s Ethics: A Workaround?

Laura W. Ekstrom

in God, Suffering, and the Value of Free Will

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197556412
eISBN:
9780197556443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197556412.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter engages with a recent book by Mark Murphy in which he argues that a correct understanding of the ethics of a perfect being renders arguments from evil for atheism effectively defanged. ... More


Cudworth’s Revenge: Answering Theistic Challenges

Erik J. Wielenberg

in Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198714323
eISBN:
9780191782725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714323.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter responds to challenges from theistic philosophers, most notably William Craig. Craig claims that if God does not exist, then nothing is truly good or bad, all human lives are ... More


Natural Law

Kenneth M. Ehrenberg

in The Functions of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199677474
eISBN:
9780191758355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677474.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Natural law’s view that the function of law is to reproduce or precisify the requirements of reason for a given community is explored. Strong and weak readings are distinguished. Focus is placed on ... More


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