I’m taking the weekend off as part of my Thanksgiving holiday (i.e. making time to do all the work that I was supposed to have tackled during the Thanksgiving holiday). I’m going to set myself the more modest goal of getting caught up on replying to recent comments (so if you’ve been waiting for a response to a question, check back on the thread on Monday, and hassle me if I haven’t gotten to it.
Does Moral Law exist in itself, or is it an artifact of nature (natural selection, etc.)?
Why is there evil?
I have a couple more posts planned out to follow and flesh out my discussion of immoral acts, and then I’ll have to find a new series topic. Perhaps the next book on my list, Sam Harris’s The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. I’d love to see a book that lays out an atheist grounding for absolute morality (especially since I know this is the major weak point in my personal philosophy), but I’m doubtful I’ll be satisfied by Harris’s argument.
Ah well. Fingers crossed!