Law and Morality

Opponents of ethical naturalism may argue that consequentialism and utilitarianism are constructs of man that presuppose ‘reason’ and other ‘enlightenment’ values, sidestepping metaphysics and divinity. But the Bible is a creation of man and is interpreted by man. All forms of law (natural, positive, and divine) are anthropic, to varying degrees [2]. On a related… Continue reading Law and Morality

Peter Singer Conservatives

Peter Singer, Austrailian moral philosopher, recently did a Reddit AmA. The most pertinent quote about Peter Singer’s views, from Wikipedia: Ethical conduct is justifiable by reasons that go beyond prudence to “something bigger than the individual,” addressing a larger audience. Singer thinks this going-beyond identifies moral reasons as “somehow universal”, specifically in the injunction to… Continue reading Peter Singer Conservatives