Category Archives: Euthyphro Dilemma

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The Humean-Platonic tripartite (Ought-Is-Belief) theory of moral knowledge May 10, 2012Answering Jerry Coyne and Jason Thibodeau on the Euthyphro Dilemma October 29, 2011God (is) the Golden Rule (ought) without offending Hume April 10, 2011Natural law, divine command and Euthyphro’s dilemma resolved March 27, 2011Hume’s is-ought, Plato’s … 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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What being is described by a without-God good?

From a discussion in a Veritas forum: If you ask: To what does a real ought correspond? …or… What does a real ought describe? …you will notice that science will have as easy a time answering that as answering: What … 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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Observations on the finale of Fringe

The Observer known as “September” So tonight was the (correction:  fall) finale of Fringe, named Wallflower for an invisible man, but probably also calling attention to Peter taking a less active roll in this particular multiverse by making Lincoln more attractive to Olivia … Continue reading

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Answering Stephen Law’s evil god argument

This is a reply to Stephen Law’s “evil god” argument he gave in his debate with William Lane Craig in October.  I first posted a version of it in a comment to my blog post here, in reply to Jason … 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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Picked Up Poetry (etc.)

Each poem posted in the order in which it was written, opposite the order in which it was picked up, oddly enough… Ana Kata to the Infinite Well “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” (Job … Continue reading

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Good without God?

Under every billboard of the sort above, should be the following one (click to get it on its own page)…

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