PHIL 103.008 Week 6 Notes
PHIL 103.008 Week 6 Notes 5558
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Date Created: 10/04/15
PHIL 103008 Week 6 Moderate Moral Objectivism Absolute ethical Objectivism there are absolute ethical principles that are binding to all people we must follow relativism Moral ethical there are ethical principles that depend from person to person and between societies Moderate moral Objectivism there are at least some ethical principles that are binding on all people middle ground God is Omnipotent all powerful Omnibenevol ent God39s will is all good Omniscient all knowing Omnipresent God knows past present and future JudeoChristian concept St Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica Book 1 Article 2 Question 3 Can the existence of God be demonstrated Chose a mathematical approach Prime mover2nCI mover3rCI movermotion now There has to be a beginning God God is the prime mover the uncaused cause Plato Euthyphro What is piety goodness 1 God is good 2 Goodness comes from God Therefore God exists circular argument St Anslem Proslogian quotGodisthe greatest being we can think ofquot That which none greater can be thought God exists both in the mind and in reality Criticism You must already believe in God to accept this argument Divine Command Theory DCT 1 Morality originates with God 2 Moral rightness means quotwilled by Godquot and moral wrongness means quotbeing against the will of Godquot 3 Since morality is based on divine will no other reasons for action are necessary DCT does not give free will actions are based only on what God permits Autonomy thesis rightness or wrongness are not based on God39s will considers that we are freethinking
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