The construction of an ethical theory, as a general matter, inevitably implicates philosophical theology.
Author: Matthew O'Brien (Matthew O'Brien)
If appeals to God get ruled out, either by disbelief in his existence or reluctance to rely upon it, then it isn’t possible to demonstrate that there are moral absolutes.
Metaphysics provides the crucial foundation for natural law, and our current intellectual climate is ripe for embracing metaphysical foundations once again. The third in a three-part series.
Acts are not made good or bad by our mere say-so. We must also examine the objective intention of our actions. The second in a three-part series.
A notion of “social practice” should guide the way we think about morality and politics. The first in a three-part series.
Moral principles should be derived from experience about what makes people happy, not from logic.
What's unnatural about the Kantian take on natural law.
A new book by Hadley Arkes draws attention to the contradictions and ambiguities of the republic’s jurisprudence.