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[mrath-@att.net] Euthyphro Dilemma  Errancy Archive
 Jul 22, 2007 20:27 PDT 

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Subject: [errancy] Euthyphro Dilemma
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:51:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Krueger <mrath-@att.net>
Reply-To: erra-@iierrancy.com

 MB
If God's nature is goodness then what kind of
commands wiould flow from that
nature and how would they be arbitrary and not a
guide to ethics?

DOUG
God's nature would be goodness according to what
standard? What criteria? Show that your criteria are
not arbitrary.

If you say God's nature is good according to the
standard of itself, then that is circular, vacuous,
and therefore arbitrary. If the standard is something
else, then your claim that God's nature is the
standard of goodness is false.

So either your "standard" is arbitrary or it is false.
Take your pick. That is the Euthyphro Dilemma.

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