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In Defence of the Divine Command Conception

Philip L. Quinn

in Divine Commands and Moral Requirements

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244134
eISBN:
9780191680755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244134.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Through the ages people have worried about the relationship between religion and morality. Most modern philosophers subscribe to some version of the thesis that morality is autonomous and they reject ... More


Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

C. Stephen Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199217168
eISBN:
9780191712401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This book introduces the concept of theistic natural signs. It argues that these signs, the concept of which comes from a modified and expanded account of Reidian natural signs, provide sufficient ... More


Equity, Natural Law, and Common Grace

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199255696
eISBN:
9780191602429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199255695.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Takes up again the question of our natural knowledge of God. Is there for Calvin a natural knowledge of God's law? Was Calvin a Divine Command Theorist in ethics? It is argued that he was not, except ... More


Divine Justice and Divine Mercy

Philip L. Quinn

in Divine Commands and Moral Requirements

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244134
eISBN:
9780191680755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244134.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the doctrine about the nature of God that allows us to attribute to him some excellences of character which are, according to divine command theories, the analogues of moral ... More


Divine Commands and the Logic of Requirement

Philip L. Quinn

in Divine Commands and Moral Requirements

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244134
eISBN:
9780191680755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244134.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter proposes to examine a theory that is logically adequate for dealing with conflicting requirements. It also shows how it can be extended so that it is a divine command theory and argues ... More


Morality and Religion

Linda Zagzebski

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Almost all religions contain a code of morality, and in spite of the factthat there are moral codes and philosophies that do not rely upon anyreligion, it has been traditionally argued that there are ... More


Introduction:: Metaethics and Normative Ethics

David Copp

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147797
eISBN:
9780199785841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147790.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by explaining the distinction between meta-ethics and normative ethics. It then introduces the main issues in the two fields and provides a critical overview of the chapters in ... More


Some Divine Command Theories

Philip L. Quinn

in Divine Commands and Moral Requirements

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244134
eISBN:
9780191680755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244134.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

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 ... More


Satanic Verses:Moral Chaos in Holy Writ

Evan Fales

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

According to John Locke, true revelation must conform to our divinely infused moral understanding. This chapter argues that apologetic explanations of the morally ‘difficult’ passages in Scripture ... More


The Incarnation and Virtue Ethics

Linda Zagzebski

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Linda Zagzebski proposes a formal framework for an ethical theory in which the incarnation is central and the imitation of Christ the basic normative idea. Her formal framework of exemplarism makes ... More


Theological voluntarism

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is a treatment of divine command theory, or more generally, theological voluntarism (Quinn, Adams, Hare). After describing the trajectory that theological voluntarism has taken in recent ... More


God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Mark C. Murphy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

There has been a revival in theistic ethics within mainstream contemporary moral philosophy. The characteristic methodology of this revival is to proceed by asking whether there are features of moral ... More


Theism and the Foundations of Ethics

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/9780199370764.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter investigates the prospects for a theistic ethical theory that is rationally defensible, systematic, coherent, perspicuous, and motivationally realistic. The theory is a divine command ... More


Divine Command Theory Readings

Christian Hofreiter

in Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810902
eISBN:
9780191848032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810902.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents what is arguably the most influential and widespread Christian approach to herem texts: the appeal to divine command theory to account for their counterintuitive morality. The ... More


Purpose Theory I: Questioning Motivations

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins the second part of the book, which addresses supernaturalist theories of meaning in life according to which it consists of engagement with a spiritual realm. The chapter focuses ... More


Moral Obligations and Social Commands

Susan Wolf

in The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195332803
eISBN:
9780190219123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332803.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What are moral obligations? This chapter reviews the most plausible alternatives, pointing out serious problems with each one. After rejecting Divine Command Theories and theories that identify moral ... More


Divine Commands and Secular Demands: On Darwall on Anscombe on ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’

Robert Stern

in Kantian Ethics: Value, Agency, and Obligation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198722298
eISBN:
9780191789113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722298.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers Stephen Darwall’s recent attempt to overturn Elizabeth Anscombe’s claim that moral obligation only really makes sense in terms of a divine command account, where he argues that ... More


Why Does Ought Imply Can?

Robert Stern

in Kantian Ethics: Value, Agency, and Obligation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198722298
eISBN:
9780191789113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722298.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines different ways in which the principle that ‘ought implies can’ might be rendered plausible. This chapter sets the principle in the context of the kind of theories of obligation ... More


Normativity as Natural Law

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Løgstrup’s position on the question of moral obligation is closest to a natural law outlook, not only in The Ethical Demand but also in later works when he speaks of his ... More


Ethics in Ancient Israel

John Barton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660438
eISBN:
9780191787270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660438.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Ethics in Ancient Israel is a study of ethical thinking in ancient Israel from about the eighth to the second century BC. The evidence for this consists primarily of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible ... More


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