Is Goodness Without God Good Enough contains a lively debate between William Lane Craig and Paul Kurtz on the relationship between God and ethics, followed by seven new essays that both comment on the debate and advance the broader discussion of this important issue. Written in an accessible style by eminent scholars, this book will appeal to students and academics alike.
Robert K. Garcia and Nathan L. King are Ph.D. candidates in the philosophy department at the University of Notre Dame.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I Chapter 4 Chapter 1: The Kurtz / Craig Debate: Is Goodness without God Good Enough? Part 5 Part II Chapter 6 Chapter 2: A Moral Argument for the Existence of God Chapter 7 Chapter 3: Atheism as Perfect Piety Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Is Moral Goodness without God Rationally Stable? Chapter 9 Chapter 5: Why Traditional Theism Cannot Provide an Adequate Foundation for Morality Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Theism, Atheism, and the Explanation of Moral Value Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Empty and Ultimately Meaningless Gestures? Chapter 12 Chapter 8: What Difference Does God Make to Morality? Part 13 Part III Chapter 14 Chapter 9: This Most Gruesome of Guests (A Response by William Lane Craig) Chapter 15 Chapter 10: Ethics without God: Theism versus Secular Humanism (A Response by Paul Kurtz) Chapter 16 Further Reading Chapter 17 About the Contributors