Why is Good “Good”?

Why is Good "Good"?

Why is Good “Good”?

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The theist can answer the Euthyphro dilemma by splitting the horns of the dilemma and grounding goodness in God’s nature. However, can the skeptic push the dilemma further & question why God’s nature is good? Brett answers this week’s challenge.

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3 thoughts on “Why is Good “Good”?

  1. Mark D. Wood

    Good, clear explanation, Brett. Like it.

    October 15, 2021 at 9:31 pm Reply
  2. Philip Eyrich

    The question was why is good, good, not why is God good. But we should also answer the question why evil is evil. Both seem to suggest we acknowledge ethical laws, or laws and standards of some sort, and if we go that far, laws require a lawgiver…

    October 15, 2021 at 9:31 pm Reply
  3. linuxisbetter0

    This video confuses a lot of concepts.

    First of all, ontology isn't obviously related to causation in any obvious way, so to bring up "things popping in and out of existence" is just a platitude thrown at any opportunity.

    Second, and probably most important (astonishing) thing to notice is that this video is tacit admission that he has NO defense–at all, of his view regarding God grounding goodness. The only thing he says is that if this is a problem, it's a problem for all moral realists.

    He does mention that it is a good explanation, but gave absolute no argument for it, he just said it. This question was a great opportunity for him to give such a defense or argument.

    October 15, 2021 at 9:31 pm Reply

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