This week, we are finishing up a two part series with Dr. David Baggett on the failure of secular ethical theories to explain human value and dignity. Last week, Dr. Baggett surveyed a wide array of secular ethical theories and explained why none of the theories considered could ground human value. This week we take aim at the views of Erik Wielenberg. Dr. Wielenberg is a top-notch philosopher and atheistic moral realist. His new book, Robust Ethics, is a serious piece of philosophy. Nevertheless, Dr. Baggett has some objections about Wielenberg’s view as it relates to human value. And we’ll be hearing those objections this week.
David Baggett on the Failure of Secular Ethical Theories to Account for Human Value and Dignity (Part 2) (Right Click to Download)
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