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Single Idea 5633

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 6. Divine Morality / b. Euthyphro question]

Full Idea

So far as practical reason has the right to lead us, we will not hold actions to be obligatory because they are God's commands, but will rather regard them as divine commands because we are internally obligated to them.

Gist of Idea

We don't accept duties as coming from God, but assume they are divine because they are duties


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B847/A819)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.684

A Reaction

Thus Kant agrees with Plato in his response to the latter's 'Euthyphro Question' (Ideas 336 and Idea 337).

Related Ideas

Idea 336 Is what is pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because they love it? (the 'Euthyphro Question') [Plato]

Idea 337 It seems that the gods love things because they are pious, rather than making them pious by loving them [Plato]