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God's creation of morality

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In this paper, I argue that classical theists should think of God as having created morality. In form, my position largely resembles that defended by Richard Swinburne. However, it differs from his position in content in that it evacuates the category of necessary moral truth of all substance and, having effected this tactical withdrawal, Swinburne's dilemma. In the second, I argue that if necessary moral truths are seen as analytically/logically so, then, pace Swinburne, they cannot be regar...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S003441250100587X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Religious Studies Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-25
Publication date:
2002-03-05
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EISSN:
1469-901X
ISSN:
0034-4125
URN:
uuid:a4e1eaaa-b67c-45da-a721-0b8599751e74
Local pid:
ora:1496

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