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"Examine the key features of the divine command theory and identify its weaknesses." (21)

The view that moral rules are true by virtue of being commanded by God is called the divine
command theory. It is a deontological theory and claims that sentences such as "charity is good"
mean the…

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commanding for the complete good of the world. Ockham can be thought of as saying: "God could
have commanded us to commit murder, and then it would have been obligatory -- but he didn't, so it
isn't." The divine command theory also gives us the answer to where morals come…


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