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28. God / A. Divine Nature / 6. Divine Morality / d. God decrees morality

[God as the authority behind morality]

16 ideas
In 'The Laws', to obey the law is to be obey god [Plato, by MacIntyre]
Stoics teach that law is identical with right reason, which is the will of Zeus [Chrysippus, by Diog. Laertius]
The source of all justice is Zeus and the universal nature [Chrysippus]
God doesn't obey the laws of nature; they are subject to the law of God [Cicero]
William of Ockham is the main spokesman for God's commands being the source of morality [William of Ockham]
Ideas in God's mind only have value if he makes it so [Descartes]
If the will and pleasure of God controls justice, then anything wicked or unjust would become good if God commanded it [Cudworth]
The requirement that God must be obeyed must precede any authority of God's commands [Cudworth]
The finite and dependent should obey the supreme and infinite [Locke]
If goodness is constituted by God's will, it is a tautology to say God's will is good [Hutcheson]
Abraham was willing to suspend ethics, for a higher idea [Kierkegaard]
Morality can only be upheld by belief in God and a 'hereafter' [Nietzsche]
Morality cannot survive when the God who sanctions it is missing [Nietzsche]
Without God there is no intelligibility or value [Sartre]
Nominalists defended the sovereignty of God against the idea of natural existing good and evil [Taylor,C]
How could God have obligations? What law could possibly impose them? [Davies,B]