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PHIL 1200 Lecture 4: Lecture 4

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PHIL 1200
David R.Hampton

lP78R Natural laws are a description of how things do in fact behave, and being a mere description of what they in fact do o These laws don’t give causes o They explain what is happening o Human made laws cause us to act a certain way The Argument from Design Problem: the world is not so perfectly made as to require the existence of an omnipotent and benevolent being that has designed the world “When you come to look into this argument from design, it is a most astonishing thing that people can believe in that this world, with all the things that are in it, with all its defects, should be the best that omnipotence and omniscience have been able to produce in millions of years. I really cannot believe it” what does it mean tobegood& bad?/perfect & non-perfect o subjective good = what I want o objective good = moral good o associate moral goodness/bad with God because God is good and God said so It does not make much sense to say that God is the source of morality (i.e. to claim that without God there would be no right or wro
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