A Moral Epistemological Argument for the Existence of God
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What would the world have to be like in order for morality to be everything we want and hope it to be? Certainly we would have to be able to form accurate moral judgments. But do we have this ability, and if so, how did we come to possess it? Despite the traditional skeptical arguments and anti-realist intuitions that some people hold, most of us take for granted that we do know moral facts. How Homo sapiens access these truths gives many of us little cause for concern. If, however, we suppose that evolutionary accounts provide an exhaustive explanation for the origin of our faculties, then I believe serious epistemological problems arise for moral realists. One of the main purposes of this essay will be to explain just what this problem is, and what relation it bears to moral realism, naturalism, and theism.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2006
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