The Moral Argument

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Who came up with the argument and what type of argument is it
Kant - it is an a priori argument
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Explain the argument
Innate moral awareness proves the existence of a higher power who decreed moral laws
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Explain Kants reasoning
All have innate moral awareness, Aim for highest virtue, True virtue should be rewarded with happiness, Ought implies can, Virtue can be achieved in lifetime but not virtue, needs to be a God to make even (heaven)
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Explain Sunnum Bonum
Virtue+happiness
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Criticisms
Platos Euthyphros question, Mill 'on nature', Dawkins theory of evolution, idealistic
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Summary
Its a weak argument that carries no real weight, it is mainly theory and the problem of evil/benevolence
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Innate moral awareness proves the existence of a higher power who decreed moral laws

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