This week we are joined by Christian philosopher Dr. Glenn Peoples for an in-depth discussion on The Moral Argument for the Existence of God.
Each of us has a sense of what we ought—and ought not—to do in the many and varied circumstances of our lives, but what is the explanation for this ordinary, yet seemingly-unfathomable phenomenon? Does it stem from a God-given human faculty to perceive objective moral obligations? Or is it just an unintended product of our ostensible evolutionary history? Do objective moral obligations even exist? Or is all talk about them merely illusory, misleading or even meaningless?
Guiding us through the maze of opinions, Dr. Peoples persuasively argues that only within a theistic worldview of a personal God can objective moral obligations—which we each perceive—be adequately grounded in philosophical terms.
Dr. Glenn Andrew Peoples holds degrees in Music and Divinity, a Master's in Theology, and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He runs Right Reason, a website and blog on theology, philosophy and social issues, along with the podcast Say Hello to my Little Friend, while continuing to publish and speak in his areas of interest.
[morality, God, theism, Christianity, philosophy, theology, meta-ethics, epistemology, ontology, metaphysics, queerness, verificationism, logical positivism, expressivism, divine command theory, proper function, Euthyphro, Plato, Augustine, John Hare, William Lane Craig, Alvin Plantinga, AJ Ayer, RM Hare, Sam Harris, Charles Pigden, Shelley Kagan, JL Mackie, Michael Ruse, Stephen Law]