Dobroć (Boga - Goodness of God)

In Janusz Salamon (ed.), Przewodnik po filozofii religii. Nurt analityczny, Kraków 2016. Wydawnictwo WAM. pp. 121-40 (2016)
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The paper presents some historical (Plato, Aristotle, Plotin, Augustine, Boethius, Aquinas) and main contemporary topics about different accounts of goodness of God understood as ontological goodness, perfection and as ethical goodness - impeccability and benevolence. The arguments for goodness of God are presented, mainly from stance of Thomas Aquinas classical theism as well as arguments against compatibility of essential goodness and omnipotence (N. Pike) and being an moral agent. The article draws perspective of different philosophical issues connected with goodness of God, like a problem of evil, the Euthyphro dilemma, divine command ethics and divine motivation theory.



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Divine Motivation Theory.Linda Zagzebski - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (225):629-632.
Divine commands and moral requirements.Philip L. Quinn - 1978 - Oxford [Eng.]: Clarendon Press.

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