Re: Moral Epistemology – The Issue Christians Don’t Want to Talk About

Upon seeing the title Moral Epistemology, the One Christians Don't Want to Talk About at the Skeptics and Seekers blog I knew I had to talk about it. While an audio file will apparently be posted, I am responding to the text. I'll follow his headings to aid in following along. The Nature of the … Continue reading Re: Moral Epistemology – The Issue Christians Don’t Want to Talk About

Jonathan MS Pearce: My Atheistic Moral Philosophy

I want to briefly comment on Jonathan MS Pearce's post My Atheistic Moral Philosophy; Objective, Subjective and Theistic Morality. Recently, in a comment thread on his site, I made the comment that many atheists do not have beliefs that can provide a foundation for objective morality. A group of atheists responded by saying I was … Continue reading Jonathan MS Pearce: My Atheistic Moral Philosophy

Book Recommendation: Knowing the Natural Law by Steven Jensen

Knowing the Natural Law: From Precepts and Inclinations to Deriving Oughts by Steven J. Jensen is an excellent book on how an understanding of human nature leads to knowledge of the human good. The book focuses on how we can know the natural law. It does not apply the natural law to specific moral questions … Continue reading Book Recommendation: Knowing the Natural Law by Steven Jensen

Review: Christianity Is Not Great: Chapter 21

I asked Jonathan MS Pearce to look over my reviews of the first five chapters of Christianity is not Great so I thought I would return the favor and review his chapter in the book. Chapter 21 is entitled: "Tu Quoque, Atheism?" -- Our Right to Judge. He asks: "Do we nontheists have an epistemic … Continue reading Review: Christianity Is Not Great: Chapter 21

Book Recommendation: The Ethics of Abortion by Christopher Kaczor

The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice by Christopher Kaczor presents a thorough pro-life argument. He starts by consecutively arguing against the pro-choice beliefs that personhood begins after birth, that personhood begins at birth, and that personhood begins some time during the development of the fetus. He reaches the … Continue reading Book Recommendation: The Ethics of Abortion by Christopher Kaczor

Always Care, Never Kill

Always Care, Never Kill: How Physician-Assisted Suicide Endangers the Weak, Corrupts Medicine, Compromises the Family, and Violates Human Dignity and Equality by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Allowing physician-assisted suicide would be a grave mistake for four reasons. First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the … Continue reading Always Care, Never Kill

A Review of The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

In this review of Sam Harris' recently published book,  The Moral Landscape:  How Science Can Determine Human Values (quotations are from the Kindle edition), I want to focus on the meta-ethical theory he argues for.  I will not address his claims regarding science, philosophy, or religion unless I think it seriously impacts his meta-ethical theory.  … Continue reading A Review of The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values