Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution

2014.12.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Bergmann and Patrick Kain (eds.), Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution, Oxford University
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2014.12.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Bergmann and Patrick Kain (eds.), Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution, Oxford University Press, 2014, 298pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199669776. Reviewed by Helen De Cruz, University of Oxford/VU University Amsterdam Moral and religious beliefs are frequently scrutinized in the philosophical literature as well as in the wider society. Recent philosophical discussions have focused on two kinds of sources of skepticism for these beliefs, which Michael Bergmann and Patrick Kain categorize broadly as 'disagreement' and 'evolution'. Should we trust moral or religious beliefs, given that there is significant disagreement about them? Should we trust moral or religious beliefs, given their evolutionary history? This edited collection contains 14 essays that treat various combinations of the topics ethics, religion, disagreement, and evolution to answer these questions. The. . .

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