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From Morality to Metaphysics: The Theistic Implications of our Ethical Commitments

Angus Ritchie

Abstract

This book offers an argument for theism. It claims only purposive accounts of the universe can do justice to our pre-philosophical moral commitment to objective moral truth and explain the human acquisition of belief-generating and belief-evaluating capacities which track such truth.This book begins with a defence of moral realism, arguing for its ‘deliberative indispensability’. It claims that the practical deliberation human beings engage in on a daily basis only makes sense if they take themselves to be aiming at a normative truth — that is to say, a truth which goes beyond their own sentim ... More

Keywords: moral realism, evolution, quasi-realism, constructivism, ethics, philosophy of religion, theism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652518
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652518.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angus Ritchie, author
Director of the Contextual Theology Centre in East London and a Research Associate in Philosophy at Oxford University

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