Two Versions:


(1) An act A is (morally) right [just in case] God commands us to do A (in the relevant circumstances).


(2) An act A is (morally) wrong [just in case] God commands us not to do A (in the relevant circumstances).


Consider an abbreviation of the second version of the Divine Command Theory:


Forbidden by God Wrong



This is a statement of two implications:


(1) FBG W




(2) W FBG


For each statement of implication, answer the following questions:

(a) What does it mean?

(b) Is there a counterexample?



THE ORIGINAL EUTHYPHRO QUESTION: Is act A wrong because God forbids it, or does God forbid it because it is wrong?


The TRUTH-MAKING Answer: A is wrong because God forbids it. (God makes it true that A is wrong.


The TRUTH-DETECTION Answer: God forbids it because A is wrong. (God detects the truth that A is wrong.)


Why is the proponent of the Divine Command Theory committed to the Truth-Making Answer to the Original Euthyphro Question?