Deity and Morality: With Regard to the Naturalistic Fallacy by Burton F. Porter

By Burton F. Porter

This booklet describes the "naturalistic fallacy", as attributed to Hume, that non-moral premises can't logically entail an ethical end, and distinguishes it from the equally named even though subtly varied fallacy pointed out through Moore in Principia Ethica by means of evaluating and contrasting its presence in a number of moral or ethical platforms. A evaluation of Hume’s place elicits the consequences to theological naturalism, and the way this pertains to Kierkegaard’s "paradox of religion" and the doctrine of ineffability. equipment of logical exam of non secular language are mentioned, resulting in the dissection of the analytic proposition that ‘God is nice’ and of the connotations of right names. Porter concludes from this an answer to the naturalistic fallacy: that "good" is vital to "God" through definition, and for this reason that premises with regards to God needs to include an inherent morality.


Originally released in 1968, this booklet comprises themes similar to Mediaeval attitudes to deity and morality; spiritual delusion, photographs and language; Comparative conceptions of deity.

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