God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning

2017.01.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls, God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning, Oxford University Press, 2016, 329pp., $35.00
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2017.01.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls, God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning, Oxford University Press, 2016, 329pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199931217. Reviewed by Christian B. Miller, Wake Forest University David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls describe their latest book as a companion to their earlier Good God (OUP 2011). In their prior work, they had outlined a version of divine command theory about deontological moral properties, while appealing to God's character to ground axiological properties. They also defended their account against objections. Here, their project is rather different: "This book is our effort to advance a cumulative abductive moral argument for God's existence" (8). The result is a very lively and interesting discussion of why, on their view, the existence of a theistic God best explains a number of facets of the moral life. First, I briefly clarify in more detail Baggett and Walls's. . .

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