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Dis-positioning Euthyphro

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The Euthyphro objection is often perceived, rightly or wrongly, as the king objection to theistic meta-ethics. This paper proposes a response that hasn’t been much explored within the contemporary literature, based on the metaphysics of dispositions and natural law theory. The paper will first contend that there is a parallel between ways theists conceptualise God’s role in creating laws of nature and the ways God creates goods. Drawing upon these parallels I propose a possible response to th...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11153-017-9632-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion Journal website
Volume:
84
Issue:
1
Pages:
31–55
Publication date:
2017-05-25
Acceptance date:
2017-05-14
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EISSN:
1572-8684
ISSN:
0020-7047
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698594
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uuid:c49d27e9-cf98-4754-8d2e-d9f712c08a3d
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Deposit date:
2017-06-07

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