By Philip L. Quinn

During this wide-ranging learn, Quinn argues that human ethical autonomy is suitable with unqualified obedience to divine instructions. He formulates numerous types of the the most important assumptions of divine command ethics, protecting them opposed to a battery of objections usually expressed within the philosophical literature.

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