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Morals as Founded on Natural Law

Second Edition


Stephen Theron

An initial critique of some logico-linguistic ethical theories (Moore, Hare) leads to the argument that activity of conscience presupposes a notion of law. This is then analysed and followed by a search for real laws in human reality. The question of the authority of such laws induces an argument for their divine origin, defended against A. Donagan's contrary view. This leads to a synthesis of obligation and teleology on theistic principles, with a final discussion of putative moral objections to a divine law-giver.
Contents: Evaluating - Conscience - Law - Nature - Natural Law and Secularism - Teleology, Obligation, Happiness - Theodicy.