Morality Without God?

Author:   Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
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9780199841356


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   15 December 2011
Format:   Paperback
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Some argue that atheism must be false, since without God, no values are possible, and thus everything is permitted. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong argues that God is not only not essential to morality, but that our moral behavior should be utterly independent of religion. He attacks several core ideas: that atheists are inherently immoral people; that any society will sink into chaos if it is becomes too secular; that without religion, we have no reason to be moral; that absolute moral standards require the existence of God; and that without religion, we simply couldn't know what is wrong and what is right.Sinnott-Armstrong brings to bear convincing examples and data, as well as a lucid, elegant, and easy to understand writing style. This book should fit well with the debates raging over issues like evolution and intelligent design, atheism, and religion and public life as an example of a pithy, tightly-constructed argument on an issue of great social importance.In his call for sincere dialogue

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Author:   Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 12.70cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.162kg
ISBN:  

9780199841356


ISBN 10:   0199841357
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   15 December 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  Adult education ,  General ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Atheist's Progress Chapter 2: Atheists aren't all that bad Chapter 3: Social Corruption Chapter 4: Why be Moral? Chapter 5: Can there be Objective Morality Without God? Chapter 6: Against Divine Commands Chapter 7: How to Know What is Morally Wrong Chapter 8: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

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