Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution by Michael BergmannChallenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution by Michael Bergmann

Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution

EditorMichael Bergmann, Patrick Kain

Hardcover | June 22, 2014

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Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief contains fourteen original essays by philosophers, theologians, and social scientists on challenges to moral and religious belief from disagreement and evolution. Three main questions are addressed: Can one reasonably maintain one's moral and religiousbeliefs in the face of interpersonal disagreement with intellectual peers? Does disagreement about morality between a religious belief source, such as a sacred text, and a non-religious belief source, such as a society's moral intuitions, make it irrational to continue trusting one or both of thosebelief sources? Should evolutionary accounts of the origins of our moral beliefs and our religious beliefs undermine our confidence in their veracity? This volume places challenges to moral belief side-by-side with challenges to religious belief, sets evolution-based challenges alongside disagreement-based challenges, and includes philosophical perspectives together with theological and social science perspectives, with the aim of cultivatinginsights and lines of inquiry that are easily missed within a single discipline or when these topics are treated in isolation. The result is a collection of essays - representing both skeptical and non-skeptical positions about morality and religion - that move these discussions forward in new andilluminating directions.

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Michael Bergmann is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. In addition to numerous articles in epistemology and philosophy of religion in journals and edited volumes, he is author of Justification without Awareness (Clarendon Press, 2006) and co-editor of Divine Evil? The Moral Character of the God of Abraham (OUP, 2010). Patric...

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Title:Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and EvolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:June 22, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Michael Bergmann and Patrick Kain: Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Overview and Future DirectionsI: Moral Disagreement and Religious Disagreement1. Ralph Wedgwood: Moral Disagreement among Philosophers2. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: Moral Disagreements with Psychopaths3. Robert Audi: Normative Disagreement as a Challenge to Moral Philosophy and Philosophical Theology4. John Pittard: Conciliationism and Religious DisagreementII: Disagreement Between Religious and Nonreligious Sources of Moral Belief5. John Hare: Conscience and the Moral Epistemology of Divine Command Theory6. Charles Mathewes: Theologies of Hell and Epistemological Conflict7. Timothy Jackson: Not by "Reason" Alone, or Even First: The Priority of Sanctity over Dignity8. Mark C. Murphy: Toward God's Own Ethics9. Sharon Street: If Everything Happens for a Reason, Then We Don't Know What Reasons Are: Why the Price of Theism is Normative SkepticismIII: Evolutionary Debunking of Moral and Religious Belief10. Sarah F. Brosnan: Why an Evolutionary Perspective is Critical to Understanding Moral Behavior in Humans11. Dustin Locke: Darwinian Normative Skepticism12. William J. FitzPatrick: Why There Is No Darwinian Dilemma for Ethical Realism13. Richard Sosis and Jordan Kiper: Religion is More Than Belief: What Evolutionary Theories of Religion Tell Us about Religious Commitments14. Joshua C. Thurow: Does the Scientific Study of Religion Cast Doubt on Theistic Beliefs?