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God's Call: Moral Realism, God's Commands, And Human Autonomy

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Featuring original moral theory and fresh interpretations of the thought of John Duns Scotus and Immanuel Kant, "God's Call" develops a version of the divine command theory in ethics, defending it against objections based on human autonomy and locating it within the broader context of contemporary moral thinking. Hare's work is valuable not only for its overview of the his ...more
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Published November 1st 2000 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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Russell Freeman
This little book is Hare's attempt to further elucidate a variety of divine command theory. The first chapter is a survey of contemporary moral philosophers. Hare attempts to combine elements of expressivistic moral philosophies with elements of moral realism. He calls this combination prescriptive realism (not to be confused with the prescriptivism of his father, R. M. Hare). The second chapter adapts some of the elements of the philosophy of Duns Scotus within this prescriptive realistic frame ...more
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