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These essays make a single central claim: that human beings can still make sense of their lives and still have a humane morality, even if their worldview is utterly secular and even if they have lost the last vestige of belief in God. "Even in a self-consciously Godless world life can be fully meaningful," Nielsen contends.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. CHAPTER 1 God and the Good: Does Morality Need Religion?
  2. pp. 13-23
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  1. CHAPTER 2 Hobbesist and Humean Alternatives to a Religious Morality
  2. pp. 23-40
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  1. CHAPTER 3 An Examination of the Thomistic Theory of Natural Moral Law
  2. pp. 41-68
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  1. CHAPTER 4 The Myth of Natural Law
  2. pp. 69-84
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  1. CHAPTER 5 On Taking Human Nature as the Basis of Morality: An Exercise in Linguistic Analysis
  2. pp. 85-100
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  1. CHAPTER 6 Scepticism and Human Rights
  2. pp. 101-118
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  1. CHAPTER 7 On Human Rights
  2. pp. 119-124
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  1. CHAPTER 8 Grounding Rights and a Method of Reflective Equilibrium
  2. pp. 125-154
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  1. CHAPTER 9 On Sticking with Secular Morality
  2. pp. 155-176
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  1. CHAPTER 10 Politics and Theology: Do We Need a Political Theology?
  2. pp. 177-208
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  1. CHAPTER 11 God and the Basis of Morality
  2. pp. 209-226
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 227-230
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776616032
Related ISBN
9780776603285
MARC Record
OCLC
180704087
Pages
230
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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