Obligation, divine commands and abriham's dilemma [Book Review]
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2):459–466 (2002)
|Abstract||This paper is devoted to a critical examination of the\ndivine command account of obligation offered by Robert M.\nAdams in his Finite and Infinite Goods. First it considers\nquestions about the way Adams formulates his account and\ncriticizes his arguments for preferring a divine command\ntheory of obligation to rival divine will theories. Then it\ndiscusses the inconsistency apparently created by the\ndivine command to Abraham to kill his innocent son. Its\nmain argument is that Adams has not shown that the Kantian\nresolution he favors, according to which there really is no\nsuch command, is superior to the Kierkegaard solution,\naccording to which it is not wrong for Abraham to kill his\nson|
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