Graduate studies at Western
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 77 (3):659-684 (2008)
|Abstract||Divine law theories of metaethics claim that moral rightness is grounded in God’s commands, wishes and so forth. Expressivist theories, by contrast, claim that to call something morally right is to express our own attitudes, not to report on God’s. Ostensibly, such views are incompatible. However, we shall argue that a rapprochement is possible and beneficial to both sides. Expressivists need to explain the difference between reporting and expressing an attitude, and to address the Frege-Geach problem. Divine law theorists need to get past the Euthyphro dilemma, and to avoid moral externalism. This paper shows how a combined theory helps us to achieve this.|
|Keywords||expressivism divine command theory Frege-Geach problem Euthyphro dilemma|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Lenn E. Goodman (2011). Ethics and God. Philosophical Investigations 34 (2):135-150.
Wes Morriston (2009). The Moral Obligations of Reasonable Non-Believers. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 65 (1):1 - 10.
Martin Kavka & Randi Rashkover (2004). A Jewish Modified Divine Command Theory. Journal of Religious Ethics 32 (2):387 - 414.
Daniel Rothschild (2012). Expressing Credences. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 112 (1pt1):99-114.
Scott Hill (2010). Richard Joyce's New Objections to the Divine Command Theory. Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (1):189-196.
Gary R. Mar (1987). What Euthyphro Couldn't Have Said. Faith and Philosophy 4 (3):241-261.
Toby Svoboda (2011). Hybridizing Moral Expressivism and Moral Error Theory. Journal of Value Inquiry 45 (1):37-48.
Richard Joyce (2002). Theistic Ethics and the Euthyphro Dilemma. Journal of Religious Ethics 30 (1):49-75.
Nicholas Unwin (1999). Quasi-Realism, Negation and the Frege-Geach Problem. Philosophical Quarterly 50 (196):337-352.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads71 ( #14,720 of 739,851 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #20,615 of 739,851 )
How can I increase my downloads?