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Achieving Happiness: Advice from Plato

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If we want true happiness, we should heed what Plato said about the virtues.
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Sheer Hart Attack: Morality, Rationality, and Theology

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Natural law theory makes a very limited, but very important claim—that there is common ground between all human beings, and particularly between religious believers and non-believers, on which moral disagreements can be rationally adjudicated.
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Maverick Philosopher: The Question of the Meaning of Life: Distinctions and Assumptions

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What are we asking when we ask about the meaning of life? Herewith, some preliminary distinctions.
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Maverick Philosopher: The Aporetics of Existential Meaning

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For present purposes, an aporia is a set of propositions each member of which has a strong claim on our acceptance, but whose members are collectively inconsistent.
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How would you deal with the conclusion of the Maverick Philosopher's argument?

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The Late Great Natural Law Debate: Synopses and Reflections, Pt. 2 - Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture

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How evangelicals respond to gay marriage often hinges on their view of natural law. Brad Littlejohn recaps the gay marriage discussion.
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Moral Philosophy and the Case Against Twitter - Patheos (blog)

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Moral Philosophy and the Case Against Twitter
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As an Aristotelian-Augustinian advocate of natural law, I was persuaded by a number of his conditional proofs.
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Let’s Reason Together About Marriage, Mr. Blankenhorn

When the Institute for American Values asked me to write a short response to their new report on marriage, I was happy to oblige and am grateful they posted it. It turns out the president of IAV, D...
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The “New Atheism” 9: The Need for Absolute Ground in Ethics

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The New Atheists reject the necessity of an enforcing authority for morals.
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Christianity's growth miraculous - Picayune Item

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Christianity's growth miraculous Picayune Item Wikipedia defines secular humanism as a philosophy that “embraces human reason, ethics, social justice and philosophical naturalism, whilst specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism,...
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Announcement: New Open Access 'Journal of Practical Ethics ...

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We are pleased to announce the first issue of the Journal of Practical Ethics, a new open-access journal in moral and political philosophy (and related areas)
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Maverick Philosopher: James Anderson on POMO Marriage

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James N. Anderson writes, To grant that marriage could be redefined is to capitulate to a postmodernist anti-realism according to which all social structures and institutions are mere human conventions and there is really no such thing as human...
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The Late Great Natural Law Debate: Synopses and Reflections, Pt. 1

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Time was, maybe 20 years ago, when “natural law” was a foreign notion to most evangelical Protestants. “Isn’t that some crazy Catholic idea? Or some outdated relic of the Middle Ages?” most might ask.
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Christian resistance to the 'Cult of the Self' – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Christian resistance to the 'Cult of the Self' – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | The Moral Law in Ethics | Scoop.it
The "Cult of the Self" is not a phenomenon of the political Left or the Right, but a cultural virus that has infected our entire civilization. Can Christian belief turn back this tide?
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Thomas Nagel on objective values

Thomas Nagel has spent much of his career worrying at the problem of whether there are objective values, and a fair bit of that trying to defend an objectivism about values. I’ve been mostly ...
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Michael Sandel’s Famous Harvard Course on Justice Now Available as a MOOC: Register Today

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Back in 2009, Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel made his course, Justice:
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Topic for #69: Plato’s “Gorgias” on Rhetoric vs. Philosophy | The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast | A Philosophy Podcast and Blog

Topic for #69: Plato’s “Gorgias” on Rhetoric vs. Philosophy | The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast | A Philosophy Podcast and Blog | The Moral Law in Ethics | Scoop.it
Back in ancient Athens, the big-name intellectuals were not the philosophers and proto-scientists we remember today, but the sophists, who taught people how to
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If There Is No God, There Is No Morality

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Thus, when Nietzsche declared “the death of God,” it was the death of moral objectivity, of moral absolutes, that he celebrated. Human beings had nothing to go on but their own “Will to Power.” They alone are the creators of ...
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Atheism and the Problem of Morality - News - Beliefnet.com

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Thus, when Nietzsche declared “the death of God,” it was the death of moral objectivity, of moral absolutes, that he celebrated. Human beings had nothing to go on but their own “Will to Power.” They alone are the creators of ...
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