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    • Analysed Aquinas' Fourth Way
      • His proof of existence of God based on Moral behaviour.
    • Innate Moral Awareness.
      • Kant believed everyone had this.
    • Categorical Imperative: had to follow this = moral.
      • CI = A command to perform actions that are absolute moral obligations without any reference to circumstances or consequences.
      • Do this using reason.
      • God's commands are not the basis of morality, reason is.
    • God wills the moral law that we discover through reason.
      • In order to explain morality, you have to believe that God exists.
    • Reason for reasons sake.
    • Ought implies can.


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