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The Moral Argument: A History

David Baggett and Jerry Walls


The history of the moral argument is a fascinating tale to tell. Like any good story, it is full of twists and unexpected turns, compelling conflicts, rich and idiosyncratic characters, both central and ancillary players. The narrative is as labyrinthine and circuitous as it is linear, its point remains to be fully seen, and its ending has yet to be written. What remains certain is the importance of telling it. The resources of history offer a refresher course, a teachable moment, a cautionary tale about the need to avoid making sacrosanct the trends of the times, and an often sobering lesson ... More

Keywords: moral argument, moral apologetics, history, Immanuel Kant, moral facts, moral knowledge, moral rationality, moral transformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190246365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190246365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Baggett, author
Professor of Philosophy, Liberty University

Jerry Walls, author
Scholar in Residence, Professor of Philosophy, Houston Baptist University

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