What We Can't Not Know: A Guide

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Spence Publishing Company, 2003 - 264 páginas
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According to the natural law, a concept Christianity adopted and modified from Greek and Roman philosophy, knowledge of God's existence and of fundamental moral principles constitutes humanity's universal common sense. It isn't innate, however, but must be inculcated through traditional moral systems, such as the Tao, the dharma, and the Ten Commandments. Budziszewski invokes the last as best known to most of his potential readers and cites Judaic and Christian scripture, yet this is no religious tract but a philosophical exposition and a disputation on current moral attitudes and issues, especially abortion. Framing the entire presentation in terms of a lost world of moral consensus, Budziszewski says the natural law grounds a rational worldview that has been discredited by sin and guilt, and displaced by worldviews grounded in sensation (he is particularly cogent on the varieties of modern atheistic or agnostic feelings). But the natural law weltanschauung could be reestablished, and Budziszewski concludes his superb "guide" with broad advice on how to do so (for one thing, "we must repent abortion"). Ray Olson Copyright © American Library Association.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - Michael - Goodreads

This book is an argument for Natural Law, that is, all people both believers and non-believers have a natural moral law inside them that governs them. Some people suppress this law while others listen ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - temsmail - LibraryThing

Not a book for beginners in natural theology. This difficult book has materials worth knowing and understanding. An excellent companion to his other work on the topic, Written on the Heart: the case for natural law. Leer comentario completo

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J. Budziszewski is professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas.

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