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Published by Thalia Sanders
moral philosophy
moral philosophy

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Published by: Thalia Sanders on Feb 21, 2013
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Lawrence M. Hinman, Ph.D.
Director, The Values Institute 
niversity of San Diego
2/21/2013
 
(c) Lawrence M. Hinman
 
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Divine CommandTheories of Ethics
 
2/21/2013
 
(c) Lawrence M. Hinman
 
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Overview
We will consider three differentaccounts of the relationship betweenreligion and reason in ethics:
Religion takes priority over reason:
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Divine command theories
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Teleological suspension of the ethical
Compatibilist theories
Autonomy of reason theories
 
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(c) Lawrence M. Hinman
 
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Divine Command Theories
These theories claim that somethingis right because God will it.
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Augustine and the voluntarist tradition
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Clear in Islam, where the will of Allah isthe measure of all that is right
Also characteristic of much of fundamentalism in all religions.

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