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God and the Grounding of Morality : Canadian Short Story Library - Kai Nielsen

God and the Grounding of Morality

Canadian Short Story Library

Paperback Published: 17th October 1991
ISBN: 9780776603285
Number Of Pages: 230
For Ages: 18+ years old

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These essays make a single central claim: that human beings can still make sense of their lives and still have a humane morality, even if their worldview is utterly secular and even if they have lost the last vestige of belief in God. "Even in a self-consciously Godless world life can be fully meaningful," Nielsen contends.

Introductionp. 1
God and the Good: Does Morality Need Religion?p. 13
Hobbesist and Humean Alternatives to a Religious Moralityp. 23
An Examination of the Thomistic Theory of Natural Moral Lawp. 41
The Myth of Natural Lawp. 69
On Taking Human Nature as the Basis of Morality: An Exercise in Linguistic Analysisp. 85
Scepticism and Human Rightsp. 101
On Human Rightsp. 119
Grounding Rights and a Method of Reflective Equilibriump. 125
On Sticking with Secular Moralityp. 155
Politics and Theology: Do We Need a Political Theology?p. 177
God and the Basis of Moralityp. 209
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780776603285
ISBN-10: 0776603280
Series: Canadian Short Story Library
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 17th October 1991
Publisher: UNIV OF OTTAWA
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 41