Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe

ISBN-10: 0521607841
ISBN-13: 9780521607841
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

'Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe' is a tour of some of the central landmarks of this under-explored territory.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
God and the Meaning of Life
The meanings of life
Four arguments that life lacks internal meaning without God
Richard Taylor's way out: creating your own meaning
Peter Singer's way out: meaning through eliminating pain
Aristotle's way out: intrinsically good activity
God and Morality
God as the omnipotent creator of ethics
Criticism of the strong position
Criticism of the weak position
An alternative account
God as divine commander
The Divine Guarantee of Perfect Justice
Why be moral?
First answer: because morality and self-interest coincide
Second answer: because you ought to
The divine guarantee of perfect justice and Kant's moral argument
Divine justice, self-sacrifice, and moral absurdity
Absolute evil and moral faith
Where we are now
Ethical Character in a Godless Universe
A new assumption
The fall of man: pride and disobedience
Humility, Christian and naturalistic
From humility to charity
Hope and heroism
Moral education and science
Creeds to Live By
To believe or not to believe?
A creed we can live by?
Notes
References

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