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Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution

Michael Bergmann and Patrick Kain


This volume contains fourteen original Chapters by philosophers, theologians, and social scientists on challenges to moral and religious belief from disagreement and evolution. Three main questions are addressed: Can one reasonably maintain one’s moral and religious beliefs in the face of interpersonal disagreement with intellectual peers? Does disagreement about morality between a religious belief source, such as a sacred text, and a non-religious belief source, such as a society’s moral intuitions, make it irrational to continue trusting one or both of those belief sources? Should evolutiona ... More

Keywords: morality, religion, disagreement, evolution, epistemology, skepticism, metaethics, evolutionary psychology, God, divine commands

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199669776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Bergmann, editor
Purdue University

Patrick Kain, editor
Purdue University

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