Category Archives: Justified True Belief

Ethics & Morality

Below is a collection of my thinking on the grounding and justification of moral truth. I am warming up for something. Divine Essentialism God wills it (right) because He is good — essentialism. 1/4/08 (Not mine. Precursor.) The Sword and the … Continue reading

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Defining the good: The Golden Rule

http://www.pflaum.com A major argument for God’s existence is that, if there is no God, there is no “true” good, because truth is that which corresponds to reality, to real being. A common counter-argument heard from atheists, agnostics, and skeptics is … Continue reading

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The Humean-Platonic tripartite (Ought-Is-Belief) theory of (moral) knowledge

The Humean-Platonic tripartite (Ought-Is-Belief) theory of (moral) knowledgeIt is possible to blend Hume’s is-ought distinction (1) in Ethics with Plato’s justified-true-belief theory of knowledge. Simply put, whatever sort of beliefs one is talking about, including moral beliefs, they must be ‘both’ … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.6: Truth Defined and Defended

The apologetics study group LOVES this quote from Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics:  “We may be entitled to our own opinions, but we are not entitled to our own facts.” p. 124  It’s actually a variant of a quote commonly attributed to Daniel Patrick … Continue reading

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Is-ought discussion with WLC

I had a discussion with Dr. Craig in a note I posted on Facebook, but I am deleting Facebook Sunday and the discussion was never resolved, so I am moving it to here.  Hopefully he can reply here or in … Continue reading

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Answering Jerry Coyne and Jason Thibodeau on the Euthyphro Dilemma

Maryann, Matt, Tom and Jerry (missing:  Jason) I’m writing this blog post to get in on the most recent Euthyphro Dilemma dilemma between atheist biologist Jerry Coyne and my fellow Christian Apologetics bloggers Matt Flannagan of MandM and Tom Gilson … Continue reading

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Philosophers’ Carnival call for submissions

I’ll be hosting the next Philosophers’ Carnival on June 27 (submit by June 25).  Email submission if need be. . Some topics I’d like to see in the submissions: How can an objectively true moral ‘ought’ correspond to the ‘is’ of reality? … Continue reading

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Questions regarding first chapter of Craig’s "Reasonable Faith"

I want to start by saying I’m a huge fan of William Lane Craig and recently met him at a fairly local Reasonable Faith conference. I had almost finished reading On Guard when the conference began and have since completed … Continue reading

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God (is) the Golden Rule (ought) without offending Hume

Would very much appreciate some feedback on this.  I have tried to put all of it in my own words without referring to influential sources.  Clearly some of it needs more reasons (like the GR’s presence in every major culture/religion, how … Continue reading

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Open letter to William Lane Craig regarding April 7 debate with Sam Harris

[ Reposting from Friday. ] I know you are a seasoned apologist but wondered if you will be using Hume’s is-ought fallacy, and Harris’ appreciation of correspondence theory, to question Harris on what his real ought corresponds to in reality, … Continue reading

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