Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Little Weekend Fun

Philosophy Bro discusses a recent debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig. Here is the link.

2 comments:

doughgirl said...

I thought Craig did a good job. He didn't however show that some moral truths are necessary truths like:

torturing and raping little babies for fun is wrong.

Clearly there is no possible world where it is okay to torture and rape little babies for fun. Since it's a necessary truth then it must be an extension of a necessary being.

exapologist said...

Hi Doughgirl,

Clearly there is no possible world where it is okay to torture and rape little babies for fun. Since it's a necessary truth then it must be an extension of a necessary being.

I didn't follow the reasoning here. I agree with you about the moral claim in the first sentence above. But why think necessary truths must be grounded in a necessary being?

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