Attached to this post is a PDF file containing the first half of an academic paper I’ve been working on. Constructive criticism would be appreciated.20201103 Formal Analysis of Logical Form of Lewis’s Moral Argument
A comment on the Friendly Atheist site had a marvelous quote from C.S. Lewis. I ran it by Victor Reppert to make sure that it was genuine and to get its source. Victor verified that it is from the essay “Equality” in Lewis’s collection Present Concerns. It is the best succinct critique of theocracy that … C.S. Lewis, Hammer of the Theocrats
(Redated post originally published on 2 August 2014) To be precise, there are many kinds of moral arguments for theism. The question in the title is really talking about what we might call “ontological” or “metaphysical” moral arguments, the kind which claim that we need God in order to have an “ontological foundation” for objective … Christian Apologists Ignore the Best Objections to the Moral Argument
Victor Reppert posted this quote from Lewis on his Dangerous Idea blog: From C. S. Lewis’s essay “Christian Apologetics, ” found in God in the Dock. “I have sometimes told my audience that the only two things really worth considering are Christianity and Hinduism. (Islam is only the greatest of the Christian heresies, Buddhism only the greatest … The Worst of C.S. Lewis
I was re-reading C.S. Lewis’ book, Mere Christianity, and was struck by his completely biased way of defining the theory he wants to discredit. Here’s a quick refresher: Lewis wants to defend a moral argument for what he calls the “Religious view” (read: theism) and against what he calls the “Materialist view.” If you were expecting … Let’s Attack a Straw Man, C.S. Lewis Style!
Jerry Coyne just posted an article titled, “Paul Bloom debunks the ‘Moral Law argument for God.’” I found myself getting irritated as I read the article because it’s obvious Coyne doesn’t know what he is talking about. Before we get to Bloom’s findings, what is the “moral law argument”? It’s simply this: human altruism can’t … How Not to Refute an Argument from Moral Law for God’s Existence