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By Burton F. Porter

This booklet describes the "naturalistic fallacy", as attributed to Hume, that non-moral premises can't logically entail an ethical end, and distinguishes it from the equally named notwithstanding subtly varied fallacy pointed out through Moore in Principia Ethica through evaluating and contrasting its presence in various moral or ethical platforms. A evaluate of Hume’s place elicits the consequences to theological naturalism, and the way this pertains to Kierkegaard’s "paradox of religion" and the doctrine of ineffability. equipment of logical exam of non secular language are mentioned, resulting in the dissection of the analytic proposition that ‘God is nice’ and of the connotations of right names. Porter concludes from this an answer to the naturalistic fallacy: that "good" is vital to "God" by way of definition, and as a result that premises on the subject of God needs to include an inherent morality.

Originally released in 1968, this booklet comprises issues resembling Mediaeval attitudes to deity and morality; non secular delusion, pictures and language; Comparative conceptions of deity.

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