Is Goodness Without God Good Enough?: A Debate on Faith, Secularism, and Ethics

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Robert K. Garcia, Nathan L. King
Rowman & Littlefield, 2009 - Philosophy - 220 pages
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.
 

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A couple of friends of mine from graduate school, Nate King and Robert Garcia, edited this book, published in 2009 by Rowman and Littlefield. After the introduction, the book includes a revised ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I
23
Chapter 01
25
Part II
47
Chapter 02
49
Chapter 03
67
Chapter 04
85
Chapter 05
101
Chapter 07
133
Chapter 08
151
Part III
165
Chapter 09
167
Chapter 10
189
Further Reading
215
About the contributors
217
Copyright

Chapter 06
117

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Robert K. Garcia and Nathan L. King are Ph.D. candidates in the philosophy department at the University of Notre Dame.

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