Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism

Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism

Richard Carrier


If God doesn't exist, then what does? Is there solid and evil, and will we care? How can we be aware of what is real besides? and will we make any feel of this universe, or our personal lives? Sense and Goodness with no God solutions most of these questions in lavish element, with no advanced jargon. an entire worldview is gifted and defended, masking each topic from wisdom to paintings, from metaphysics to morality, from theology to politics. themes contain unfastened will, the character of the universe, the which means of lifestyles, and lots more and plenty extra, arguing from medical facts that there's just a actual, flora and fauna with out gods or spirits, yet that we will nonetheless stay a lifetime of love, which means, and joy.

Dr. provider is a longtime historian and thinker and previous editor-in-chief of the Secular internet, and he attracts on his large event for over ten years protecting the worldview of naturalism in addition to his formal experiences within the historical past of technology, faith and philosophy. so much awesome is Carrier's broad safety of common ethical fact with out attractive to supernatural items or beings, his articulation of major multiverse theories and why they're easier and extra believable factors of our universe than any divine creationism, his precis of the case for mind-brain physicalism, his vast and leading edge safeguard of compatibilist unfastened will, his dialogue of the clinical learn of good looks, and a philosophical safeguard of occasionally unorthodox political beliefs. even though it is written for a lay viewers, Sense and Goodness tackles the subtle assaults on naturalism via the likes of Plantinga, Moreland, Reppert, and others. within the procedure he provides a whole worldview-in-a-box for simple assessment, and explains why it's extra credible than the other.

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