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Morality Without God?
     

Morality Without God?

by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
 

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ISBN-10: 0195337638

ISBN-13: 9780195337631

Pub. Date: 07/02/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195337631
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/02/2009
Series:
Philosophy in Action Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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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