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Is goodness without God good enough? : a debate on faith, secularism, and ethics

Author: Robert K Garcia; Nathan L King
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Morality and religion: intimately wed, violently opposed, or something else? Discussion of this issue appears in pop culture, the academy, and the media - often generating radically opposed views. At one end of the spectrum are those who think that unless God exists, ethics is unfounded and the moral life is unmotivated. At the other end are those who think that religious belief is unnecessary for - and even a  Read more...
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Is goodness without God good enough?
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009
(OCoLC)647639732
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Garcia; Nathan L King
ISBN: 9780742551701 0742551709 9780742551718 0742551717
OCLC Number: 214065389
Description: viii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Robert K. Garcia and Nathan L. King --
The Kurtz/Craig Debate : is goodness without God good enough? / Paul Kurtz and William Lane Craig --
A moral argument for the existence of God / C. Stephen Layman --
Atheism as perfect piety / Louise Antony --
Is moral goodness without God rationally stable? / John Hare --
Why traditional theism cannot provide an adequate foundation for morality / Walter Sinnott-Armstrong --
Theism, atheism, and the explanation of moral value / Mark C. Murphy --
Empty and ultimately meaningless gestures? / Donald C. Hubin --
What difference does God make to morality? / Richard Swinburne --
This most gruesome of guests / a response by William Lane Craig --
Ethics without God : theism versus secular humanism / a response by Paul Kurtz.
Responsibility: edited by Robert K. Garcia and Nathan L. King.
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"Morality and religion: intimately wed, violently opposed, or something else? Discussion of this issue appears in pop culture, the academy, and the media - often generating radically opposed views. At one end of the spectrum are those who think that unless God exists, ethics is unfounded and the moral life is unmotivated. At the other end are those who think that religious belief is unnecessary for - and even a threat to - ethical knowledge and the moral life." "This volume provides an accessible, charitable discussion that represents a range of views along this spectrum. The book begins with a lively debate between Paul Kurtz and William Lane Craig on the question, Is goodness without God good enough? Kurtz defends the affirmative position and Craig the negative. Following the debate are new essays by prominent scholars. These essays comment on the debate and advance the broader discussion of religion and morality. The book closes with final responses from Kurtz and Craig."--Jacket.

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Written in clear and accessible prose, this book is a must-read not just for philosophers interested in ethics or the philosophy of religion but for anyone interested in the important topic of God's Read more...

 
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