#8 Post of 2013 – Do Moral Disagreements Mean There Are No Moral Facts? | Tough Questions Answered

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Philosophy, Quotes
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I love it when atheists argue for our side. 

Moral realists believe that there are real, objective, moral facts. For example, a moral realist would say that it is a moral fact that raping for fun is wrong. Moral anti-realists disagree and would say that there are no moral facts…”

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“This argument seems obviously flawed to me, and “New Atheist” Sam Harris agrees. Harris dislikes moral anti-realism almost as much as religion. Here is Harris in his book The Moral Landscape:

I am simply saying that, given that there are facts— real facts— to be known about how conscious creatures can experience the worst possible misery and the greatest possible well-being, it is objectively true to say that there are right and wrong answers to moral questions, whether or not we can always answer these questions in practice.”

— Bill Prat

via #8 Post of 2013 – Do Moral Disagreements Mean There Are No Moral Facts? | Tough Questions Answered.

simul iustus et peccator,

Eric Clapton (Layla…duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-dum-not really)

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