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God, obligation, and the Euthyphro dilemma


Why God has no obligations to us, why this does not entail that He could will anything but what is good for us, and how this is related to the famous (but false) Euthyphro dilemma. A follow-up to my recent post on Stephen Law.

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Does God have any obligations to us? Sure, he does. He has an obligation not to destroy the earth again by a flood, to reward those who earnestly seek him, etc. More generally he has an obligation to us to keep his promises.

If God makes a promise to A for S, he has a duty to perform A for S (and creates a right in S that A be done).

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