Divine Commands or Divine Attitudes?

Faith and Philosophy 30 (2):159-70 (2013)
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In this essay, I present three arguments for the claim that theists should reject divine command theory in favor of divine attitude theory. First, DCT implies that some cognitively normal human persons are exempt from the dictates of morality. Second, it is incumbent upon us to cultivate the skill of moral judgment, a skill that fits nicely with the claims of DAT but which is superfluous if DCT is true. Third, an attractive and widely shared conception of Jewish/Christian religious devotion leads us naturally to an attitude-based conception of morality rather than a command-based one.
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Virtue and Reason.McDowell, John
The Concept of a Divine Command.Adams, Robert Merrihew

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