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Entries Tagged as 'James Rachels'

Contemporary Philosophy of Religion and NCEA Religious Studies: Part one

October 17th, 2017 No Comments

This is a talk I gave to the New Zealand Association of Philosophy Teachers annual conference at St Cutherberts College in September this year. Several people have asked me to make this talk available. I have broken my talk up into four parts. Part One introduces what philosophy of religion. In part two I will […]

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The Euthyphro Objection Part II: Arbitrariness

October 31st, 2007 4 Comments

In his work Practical Ethics Singer proposes a version of the Euthyphro dilemma to criticise a divine command theory of ethics, Some theists say that ethics cannot do without religion because the very meaning of “good” is nothing other than “what God approves”. Plato refuted a similar view more than two thousand years ago by […]

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