The Psychopath Challenge to Divine Command Theory: Reply to Flannagan
Erik Wielenberg has presented an objection to divine command theory (DCT) alleging that DCT has the troubling implication that psychopaths have no moral obligations. Matthew Flannagan has replied to Wielenberg’s argument. Here, I defend the view that, despite Flannagan’s reply, the psychopath objection presents a serious problem for the versions of DCT defended by its most prominent contemporary advocates — Robert Adams, C. Stephen Evans, and William Lane Craig.
Wielenberg, E.J. The Psychopath Challenge to Divine Command Theory: Reply to Flannagan. SOPHIA (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11841-023-00949-0