Kantian Autonomy and Divine Commands

Faith and Philosophy 4 (3):276-281 (1987)
Abstract
James Rachels has argued that a morally autonomous person (in Kant’s sense) could not consistently accept the authority of divine commands. Against Rachels, this essay argues (a) that the Kantian concept of moral autonomy is to be analyzed in terms of an agent’sresponsiveness to the best available moral reasons and (b) that it is simply question-begging against divine command theory to assume that such commands could not count as the best moral reasons available to an agent
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/faithphil19874322
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