Divine Command Theory

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Philosophy

 

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Lori B

 

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September 28, 2015

 

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The claim here is not about what particular communities mean by the word "good" or what motivations people have to be good. Instead, the claim is that moral conduct is identical to the conduct which God commands of us.
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As a theory, there are three ways that the divine command theory can be understood. The weakest claim is only that, within certain religious communities, the meaning of the statement, "charity is good," is that God wills us to be charitable. Although it may represent the views of a particular religious group, it has no bearing on what those outside that group mean by the statement "charity is good...
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