Divine Command Theory and The Problem of Evil
Christianity / Morality / Philosophy

Divine Command Theory and The Problem of Evil

The classic construal of the problem of evil raises the question of the logical compatibility and evidential probability of God’s existence given the conspicuous prevalence of human and animal suffering. In this paper, I wish to address objections to God’s existence based on the contention that the prevalence of suffering is logically incompatible with an … Continue reading

A Subtle Deceit – Self-Evidency and the Declaration
Logic / Morality / Politics

A Subtle Deceit – Self-Evidency and the Declaration

What sorts of things are self-evident? In logic, propositions are generally divided into two types: analytic and synthetic. Most analytic propositions contain subjects that necessarily entail the predicated attribute and are therefore tautological. For instance, “all bachelors are single” is an analytic proposition because the subject bachelor already denotes the quality of singleness ascribed by … Continue reading

Nietzsche on Nature’s Law
Atheism / Morality / Nietzsche

Nietzsche on Nature’s Law

In the March and May issues of First Things David Bentley Hart considers whether natural law theory can persuade secular opponents of the authority of Christian ethics. How, he asks, can Christian apologists convincingly appeal to nature in defense of specific moral obligations without first seeking agreement on the metaphysical principles that permit of a … Continue reading