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THE EUTHYPHRO DILEMMA

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Is something good because God wills it, or does God will it because it is good? This lies at the heart of our debate on “Good without God”. Here Tim Mawson explains how he thinks the theist can solve it.

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1 Variants of this solution to the Euthyphro Dilemma may be found in Swinburne's R. G.Duty and the Will of God’, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 4 (1974); The Coherence of Theism (OUP, 1993), revised edition, chapter 11; and Responsibility and Atonement (OUP, 1989), page 126 ff, and Mawson's T. J., ‘God's Creation of Morality’, Religious Studies 38 (2002) and Belief in God (OUP, 2005), page 72ff.

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Think
  • ISSN: 1477-1756
  • EISSN: 1755-1196
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