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Ethics - Tutorial #7.


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHLA11H3
Professor
Kelin Emmett

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Ethics - Tutorial #7.
final two arguments against skepticism
1. there’s no such thing as moral principles because there’s no such thing as God
depends on premise
morality depends on God
if God is dead, anything is permitted
Euthyphro problem (dilemma)
asks you to think of the consequences of believing this
scenario one
are there moral principles because God commands them
(doesn’t give any reason)
scenario two
does God command (the right and good ones) moral principles because they
are moral
2. there’s no such thing as moral principles because they do not fit into the scientific
picture of the world
there are moral principles because God commands them
the command makes it a moral principle
God commands, “don’t rape”
“don’t rape” is a moral principle
God commands (the right and good ones) moral principles because they are moral
“don’t rape” is a moral principle
(because) God commands it (“don’t rape”)
what are the consequences of scenario one and two
scenario one and two
go this or that way
scenario one
why does God command it
What is the basis (reason) for God’s command?
arbitrary or not arbitrary
scenario two
where do moral principles come from
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