TITLE

God Commanded What? A Critical Response to Robert Adams on the Abraham Dilemma

AUTHOR(S)
Houston, John A.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Philosophy Study;Jan2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In his Finite and Infinite Goods, Robert Adams structures the Abraham dilemma around the need to reject one of the following three jointly inconsistent claims: (1) If God commands me to do something, it is not morally wrong for me to do it. (2) God commands me to kill my son. (3) It is morally wrong for me to kill my son. Accepting any two of these propositions necessitates denying the third. Adams rejects (2), but presents weak arguments for doing so. I argue that Adam's ethical framework avails him of a stronger case for his rejecting (2) than what he presents.
ACCESSION #
76292177

 

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