Neoplatonist Theology and God's Relevance

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (3):129-138 (2022)
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Abstract

I raise the issue of the role of God with respect to morality and why we should be concerned with Him. Then the difficulty that God existence is still irrelevant even if He created the world and even if the Divine Commandment Theory is right that He is responsible for Morality. A Jewish Neo-Aristotelian solution is considered but rejected, and the Jewish Neoplatonist solution endorsed and sympathetically but cautiously endorsed. Free Will is considered from the Neoplatonist point of view. Something like Jewish incarnation is suggested at the end, with an appendix on sex.

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Nick Zangwill
University College London

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