In Search of Moral Knowledge: Overcoming the Fact-Value Dichotomy (2020)

In Search of Moral Knowledge: Overcoming the Fact-Value Dichotomy R. Scott Smith In Search of Moral Knowledge Overcoming the Fact Value Dichotomy For most of the church s history people have seen Christian ethics as normative and universally applicable Recently however this view has been lost thanks to naturalism and relativism R Scott Smit
  • Title: In Search of Moral Knowledge: Overcoming the Fact-Value Dichotomy
  • Author: R. Scott Smith
  • ISBN: 9780830840380
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
In Search of Moral Knowledge: Overcoming the Fact-Value Dichotomy R. Scott Smith For most of the church s history, people have seen Christian ethics as normative and universally applicable Recently, however, this view has been lost, thanks to naturalism and relativism R Scott Smith argues that Christians need to overcome Kant s fact value dichotomy and recover the possibility of genuine moral and theological knowledge.
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  1. Clinton Wilcox

    Thanks to IVP for the free review copy of the book.I find books on morality utterly fascinating, mainly because it has implications for our lives I have recently seen the importance of metaphysical discussions, which probably have even importance because your metaphysical views will often inform your moral ones The main purpose of Smith s book is to show that we must overcome this idea, deeply ingrained in our social consciousness, that there is a split between fact and value In other words, we [...]

  2. Bob

    Summary Surveying the history of ethical thought, it argues for the possibility of universal moral knowledge contrary to contemporary theories consigning moral propositions to the realm of subjective, relative values.Instinctively, we know that some things are just right, and some wrong Cold blooded murder, rape, child abuse, and genocide are just wrong Sacrificial love of a parent for a child, or a spouse, impartial standards of justice, and marital faithfulness are just right Yet moral theory [...]

  3. James

    In sum, and as the subtitle explains, this book attempts to argue against the fact value dichotomy Smith does this by giving an extensive history of ethical thought, all the way up to including various contemporary ontological and epistemological accounts of morality The last bit of the book serves to give Smith s master argument for moral knowledge In doing so, Smith also argues particularly for metaphysical realism, essences in morality, mind body dualism, and the existence of God This argumen [...]

  4. David Haines

    This was a very well written book, a pleasure to read, based upon an argument that is a form of logical dilemma I will post my review on my blog later The author argues for a form of Moral Realism that is based on a Platonic ontology, a Thomistic anthropology, and a form of deontological understanding of biblical ordinances A great read.

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