From morality to metaphysics [electronic resource] : the theistic implications of our ethical commitments / Angus Ritchie
- Ritchie, Angus
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I The `Explanatory Gap' -- 1.Why Take Morality to be Objective? -- 2.The Gap Opens: Evolution and our Capacity for Moral Knowledge -- pt. II Secular Responses -- 3.Alternatives to Realism: Simon Blackburn and Allan Gibbard -- 4.Procedures and Reasons: Tim Scanlon and Christine Korsgaard -- 5.Natural Goodness: Philippa Foot's Moral Objectivism -- 6.Natural Goodness and `Second Nature': John McDowell and David Wiggins -- pt. III Theism -- 7.From Goodness to God: Closing the Explanatory Gap -- 8.Purpose Without Theism? Axiarchism and Neoplatonism.
- Angus Ritchie offers an argument for the existence of God, which is based on our most fundamental moral beliefs. He argues for the 'deliberative indispensability' of moral realism, and asserts that only theism can adequately explain our capacity for knowledge of objective moral truths.
- 9780191745850 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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