Moral Scepticism

Moral Scepticism

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The author argues, as against some very influential contemporary philosophers, that our moral judgements are frequently true. An essential premise in his argument is that God exists, that he has pro and con attitudes towards human behaviour and that these attitudes are constitutive of moral goodness and badness. The author also addresses himself to philosophers who have recently maintained that mainstream academic moral theory is defunct. As against these philosophers, the author defends a novel version of utilitarianism, which is not subject to the standard criticisms of the standsard versions of that theory. The author also discusses the nature of the overriding importance of being moral and, in that connection, draws the conclusion that survival of earthly death is likely.
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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 137.16 x 218.44 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • 0333538919
  • 9780333538913

Table of contents

Some attitude theories of morality; a proof of the existence of God; agnosticism and the atheistic argument from suffering; a proof of the ideal observer theory; the problem of moral evil; desire-utilitarianism; infanticide 1; infanticide 2; the doctrine of double effect; moral and non-moral value.
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