Divine Commands and Informative Identity
Last week I had an exchange with Matthew Flannagan on divine command theory (DCT) in the comments section of the post “Does William Lane Craig Actually Believe in Evil?” I raised some standard Euthyphro-type objections and asked for his response. He graciously replied even though he has treated the topic in much greater depth and … Divine Commands and Informative Identity
Link: “Humanism, Moral Relativism, and Ethical Objectivity” by John Shook
A Quick and Easy Refutation of Theologically-Grounded Ethics?
According to many skeptics, including many philosophers, the idea that God is the foundation of morality can be refuted according to the Euthyphro dilemma (ED). Socrates, in Plato’s Euthyphro dialogue (10a), asked: “Is what is holy holy because the gods approve it, or do they approve it because it is holy?” In modern times this has been … A Quick and Easy Refutation of Theologically-Grounded Ethics?
Podcast: Objective morality and atheism; the evil god challenge; risks posed by religion
I did a podcast for Malcontent’s Gambit here. It’s about 45 mins long. Alan and I got into some interesting topics, including: whether atheists can allow for absolute moral values, my evil god challenge, and the potential dangers posed by religion.