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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 259–261.
Published: 01 April 2002
... both in identifying God with the Good and, more distinctively, in including a divine command theory of moral obligation. Read- ers familiar with Adams’s earlier divine command theory will recall that in response to the worry that God might command something evil, Adams intro- duced an independent...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 288–292.
Published: 01 April 2004
... cruces discussed by Wright are Evidence Transcendence (familiar from Dummett and Putnam), the Euthyphro Contrast (response-dependence), Cognitive Command (Wright’s pro- posal on behalf of the relativist), and Width of Cosmological Role (what Wright takes to be at issue in debates over the causal...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 279–322.
Published: 01 July 2018
... whatnots you like. His point is that the whatnot is not credence-guiding, and therefore is not chance . This style of argument was not new to Lewis. Consider a simple divine command theory of moral goodness, on which what makes something good is that God commands us to promote it. What is wrong with...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 533–541.
Published: 01 October 2014
... that Grotius might be novel are that Grotius avoids divine command theory and that he abandons dubious Scholastic claims about human nature. Irwin's discussion is indicative of his overall strategy, both in constructing a dialogue between moral philosophers from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 205–233.
Published: 01 April 2002
... philosophers—notably Quine and Davidson—have of course been drawn to this transition. What has not always been clear is how exactly the passage from inde- terminacy to antirealism is supposed to be facilitated. Here is one way of doing it. It derives from considerations of cognitive command.4 As...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 January 2020
... requiring slavish obedience on the part of the citizens toward the laws, the law should not issue “despotic commands” to them, but rather, famously, should be accompanied by “preambles” that will explain and justify those commands ( Laws 722e–723b). As for the controversy about whether the preambles...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 444–447.
Published: 01 July 2000
...-Sugrez, Grotius, Cumberland, Pufendorf, Locke, and Thomasius-focused on its alleged crisis and decline due to the lack of a rational justification for its command- oriented ethics (15-166). He then moves to discuss its dialectical oppo- nent-the rationalist perfectionism of the Cambridge...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 643–646.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., section 1). Spirit may fail to understand reason's commands as a result of poor education, but spirit does not contribute to psychic injustice through sheer insubordination. She argues that the purpose of a musical and gymnastic education is to make the spirited part of the soul more sensitive to reason's...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 157–185.
Published: 01 April 2007
... its relations to other things. Goodness is supposed to be “separate from” relations to such irrelevan- cies as “private and personal advantage,” or “the positive will or command of God,” as Samuel Clarke put it.1 This thought about independence or separateness is also expressed in the idea of...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 592–597.
Published: 01 October 2016
...-induced affects are unified, in Nietzsche's technical sense, then they count as the agent's values (see Katsafanas 2016 for the details). But Clark and Dudrick prefer a different solution. They argue that drives “engage each other politically” (275), “commanding and obeying” one another (275). So...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 435–439.
Published: 01 July 2016
... consists of unpacking this idea: asking what it takes for one to genuinely invite one's addressees to take what one says as a reason, rather than commanding, lecturing, or manipulating them (118–22). What emerges is a set of norms we must meet to count as genuinely reasoning together rather than...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 135–139.
Published: 01 January 2020
... noncombatants is worse than killing combatants. (2) The uninitiated reader might wonder why a defense of Moral Distinction is needed in the first place. As Lazar points out, “If any moral principle commands near universal assent, this one does” (1). But despite widespread endorsement, civilian immunity has...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 263–267.
Published: 01 April 2001
... be involved in their appreciation. According to Cooper, the temporally first expres- sion of spirited desires is in competitive exertion, being active and in command (277), and only at a later stage of ethical development does the person come to see order, symmetry, and determinateness as...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2015
... all seem to be legal or quasi-legal (the Major's commands have priority over the Captain's, and so forth). But I therefore worry that the generality of Horty's framework glosses over important differences between legalistic reasoning on the one hand, where talk of “rules” seems more natural, and...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 487–514.
Published: 01 October 2018
... promised to meet your sister at a restaurant for dinner at 7 p.m. At 4 p.m., as you are preparing to go home, your commanding officer unexpectedly orders you to stay in the base until tomorrow to work on an urgent and top-secret project. You are now prevented from communicating with the outside world, so...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 63–85.
Published: 01 January 2000
... not a causal law that renders my choice the effect of some impulse. Kant’s solution, echoed approvingly by Korsgaard, is that my free will is governed by its own law, and furthermore this is a law it gives itself. The thinking self makes a law that commands the acting self (104). Because I...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 April 2005
...: “The fear is rather that some person, or some regime, might one day exercise such power that people could be born to their command, in the numbers they dic- tated, and, worst of all, with the characteristics they thought desirable” (105). Warnock takes this fear seriously, but it is hard to imagine...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 238–241.
Published: 01 April 2014
...-system to count as a religion: (1) the categoricity of some central commands, (2) the insulation of central beliefs from commonsensical and scientific standards of evidence, and (3) the offering of existential consolation in the face of suffering and death (34, 52). In chapter 3, Leiter argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 601–605.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Obedience to Divine Commands,” “Interlude—Three Questions In Medias Res ,” “Faith as the Teleological Suspension of Reason,” and “Faith as the Highest Passion.” Part 2 looks at Philosophical Crumbs 1 and the Concluding Unscientific Postscript . Its chapters are “Faith as the Reception of Revelation...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 January 2001
... will undoubtedly command the same degree of respect and attention as have his earlier works. Despite the title, the book is more an exercise in theodicy than a thorough examination of the notion of providence. The author endeavors in the first of the books four parts to explain why a...