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The application of divine commands

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Divine commands are typically held, by theists, to be made not only at the foundations of morality, but also in an 'everyday' setting, when there are already moral considerations applicable to the addressee(s). My aim is to show how a particular command could relate to these pre-existing moral considerations, if it is more than just a repetition of them. If it is right that an action be obligatory, wrong or supererogatory, why would God want to change its status? Anyone can make a normative d...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0034412599004916

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Benet's Hall
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Religious Studies Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
3
Pages:
307-321
Publication date:
1999-09-05
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EISSN:
1469-901X
ISSN:
0034-4125
URN:
uuid:1e914af6-2fc0-4313-ade4-c3cd5de3294e
Local pid:
ora:1507
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English
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