Naturalism, Theism, and Moral Ontology: A Reply to William Lane Craig

Naturalism, Theism, and Moral Ontology: A Reply to William Lane Craig April 17, 2015

Abstract: This paper considers William Lane Craig’s metaethical argument for God’s existence. Roughly, the argument is that the existence of objective moral values provides strong evidence for God’s existence. I consider one by one Craig’s various reasons in support of the argument’s major premise, namely, that objective moral values and the nonexistence of God are at odds with each other. I show that Craig’s supporting arguments play fast and loose with the meaning of objectivity, and that they have no force whatsoever. I conclude that Craig’s argument does not succeed in showing that the existence of objective moral values, by itself, makes God’s existence more probable than not.

Related Posts:

 Recommended Posts from Other Sites:

Recommended Debates:

"Logic may or may not be sufficient, that's one thing. We may or may not ..."

Some Reflections on Epistemology
"I consider myself a Popperian empiricist, and I consider the logical positivists to be rationalists. ..."

Some Reflections on Epistemology
"Joe Hinman responded to my post with a post on his blog:https://metacrock.blogspot....Here is a comment ..."

Hinman’s Pathetic Defense of his Sad ..."
"I meant Carnap, sorry. Oddly, it always seems characterized as extreme empiricism. However, learning more ..."

Some Reflections on Epistemology

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment