as Schopenhauer was concerned: Monasticism. Nielsen adds the skeptical doubt that human beings do not have any ultimate function that we must fulfill to be truly happy. "The Religious Rationalism of Benjamin Whichcote". Hence, morality is not arbitrary nor would God command cruelty for its own sake, because Gods nature is fixed and unchanging, and to do so would violate. Austin Email: Eastern Kentucky University. "Must there be a standard of moral goodness apart from God". The Hebrew stance on what came to be called the problem of universals, as on much else, was very different from that of Plato and precluded anything like the Euthyphro dilemma. Since we have given up belief in God, we should also give up the moral understanding that rests on such belief, and engage in moral philosophy without using such terms.
Roughly, Divine Command Theory is the view that morality is somehow dependent upon God, and that moral obligation consists in obedience to Gods commands.
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Atheism as nature worship or neo-paganism.
By nature worship and neo-paganism I refer to the atheists tendency to replace a sense of awe of God and seeking transcendence by relating to God with seeking awe and transcendence in nature.
Commentary on Aristotle's Ethics 1,10. The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus. "The Poison of Subjectivism".
Alston argues that a divine command theorist can avoid this problem by conceiving of Gods moral goodness as something distinct from conformity to moral obligations, and so as something distinct from conformity to divine commands. Murray and Michael Rea put it, this would also "cast doubt on the notion that morality is genuinely objective." An additional problem is that it is difficult to explain how true moral actions can exist if one acts only out of fear of God. It follows, therefore, that when the Hebrew thought of tsedeq (righteousness he did not think of Righteousness in general, or of Righteousness as an Idea. The Nature of God: An Inquiry into Divine Attributes. Since Neoplatonism was fostered for centuries in Constantinople, and returned for one last blast of influence in the Renaissance, Herman has no excuse not to give it a central role in the history of philosophy. Heraclitus of Ephesus, according to Diogenes Laertius, "Heraclitus of Ephesus The Presocratic Philosophers,.S. References edit Adams, Robert Merrihew (1973). This view was partially defended by Duns Scotus, who argued that not all Ten Commandments belong to the Natural Law in the strictest sense. De Veritate 24,3. In this early work, Adams's view is that it is logically possible but "unthinkable" that God would issue horrible commands: "the believer's concepts of ethical rightness and wrongness would break down in the situation in which he believed that God commanded cruelty for its own. William Lane Craig argues that this is an advantage of a view of ethics that is grounded in God. Return to Schopenhauer").