Morality, God, and Possible Worlds: A Paper Inspired By Richard Swinburne's 'God and Morality'

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (1):199 - 208 (2010)
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The paper is a polemic with Richard Swinburne. According to him, both the possible worlds -- the ’world with God’ and the ’world without God’ -- contain moral properties. The ’world with God’, however, is morally "richer" because the existence of God entails some additional obligations; God may affect moral "facts" through creating some nonmoral facts; God may formulate some additional commands. I think that these differences lead to a greater difference in understanding morality: in the ’world without God’ morality is at most a consequence of some contingent nonmoral states of affairs; whereas in the ’world with God’ it is the correlate and intended "work" of a perfect personal being

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Jacek Wojtysiak
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin


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