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by Peter Kreeft

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • ISBN: 0898707315
  • ISBN13: 978-0898707311
  • ePub: 1761 kb | FB2: 1855 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Theology
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press; First edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 177
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews with an Absolutist ePub download

Professor Peter Kreeft, in "A Refutation of Moral Relativism," introduces the reader to the concepts of moral absolutism and moral relativism through the use of a debate between two fictional characters, Isa, a moral absolutist, and Libby, a moral relativist

Professor Peter Kreeft, in "A Refutation of Moral Relativism," introduces the reader to the concepts of moral absolutism and moral relativism through the use of a debate between two fictional characters, Isa, a moral absolutist, and Libby, a moral relativist. Moral absolutism is shown to be superior to moral relativism, as Isa readily refutes every argument advanced by Libby in convincing fashion.

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A Refutation of Moral Relativism book. Kreeft structures his book around a series of interviews with a black moral relativist and activist, Libby, and a Muslim absolutionist and professor, 'Isa

A Refutation of Moral Relativism book. Kreeft structures his book around a series of interviews with a black moral relativist and activist, Libby, and a Muslim absolutionist and professor, 'Isa. The logic is solid and the interviews are entertaining. A must-read for anyone with philosophical or religious interests.

Download books for free. No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. In his typical unique writing style, Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism

Download books for free. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. In his typical unique writing style, Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism. In an engaging series of personal interviews, every conceivable argument the "sassy Black feminist" reporter Libby gives against absolutism is simply and clearly refuted, and none of the many arguments for moral absolutism is refuted.

Live where you fear to live. A complete waste of time and money. This book is misrepresented in what it claims to be about. Handbook of Christian Apologetics. 92 MBĀ·9,109 Downloads.

Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most widely read Christian authors of our time. His many bestselling books cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy

Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most widely read Christian authors of our time. His many bestselling books cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy. They include Practical Theology, Back to Virtue,Because God Is Real, You Can Understand the Bible, Angels and Demons, Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing, and A Summa of the Summa.

A Refutation of Moral Relativism. Interviews with an absolutist. 16 I A Refutation of Moral Relativism

A Refutation of Moral Relativism. 16 I A Refutation of Moral Relativism. Americans are afraid of moral absolutism, and then you can address their fears, OK? I think most Americans see two very different kinds of countries in the world: free c democracies- and monolithic countries that enforce their version of moral absolutism, some official orthodoxy-whether Islamic or communist or Catholic or whatever-and they simply do not tolerate dissent, or pluralism, or diversity.

In his typical unique writing style, Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism.

Refutation of Moral Relativism : Interviews with an Absolutist

Refutation of Moral Relativism : Interviews with an Absolutist. This little book, the plot and premise of which you can read elsewhere, is a terrific introduction to the concept of moral relativism versus absolutism for anyone who wondered if you could be a firm believer in right and wrong, good and evil, and still be a nice person. Answer: you really can't do it any other wa.

No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. Yet most attacks on relativism have been either pragmatic (looking at its social consequences) or exhorting (preaching rather than proving), and philosophers' arguments against it have been specialized, technical, and scholarly.

In his typical unique writing style, Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism. In an engaging series of personal interviews, every conceivable argument the "sassy Black feminist" reporter Libby gives against absolutism is simply and clearly refuted, and none of the many arguments for moral absolutism is refuted.

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This guy really knows his stuff, thank God he is sharing what he learned through many years of study. He provides what I was looking for, logical arguments that simply tear down atheistis secular humanists people's objections to God, who really simply don't want God in their lives. It provides great reasoning for someone searching for God to find him. I will re read this gem and memorize the arguments made to use in future conversations with those seeking the truth.
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Professor Peter Kreeft, in "A Refutation of Moral Relativism," introduces the reader to the concepts of moral absolutism and moral relativism through the use of a debate between two fictional characters, Isa, a moral absolutist, and Libby, a moral relativist. Moral absolutism is shown to be superior to moral relativism, as Isa readily refutes every argument advanced by Libby in convincing fashion. For Kreeft, moral absolutism embraces the natural law, those principles which are universal and unchanging, whereas moral relativism holds that morality is something that changes or is relative to one's time period, place, or culture. Only those societies which are based on moral absolutism have any chance of survival.

Professor Kreeft introduces the reader to the structure of moral argument, which requires that there be a major premise comprised of a universal, objective or unchanging moral principle, a minor premise comprised of a factual situation, and a conclusion which is arrived at by applying the moral principle to the factual situation. One must begin with a moral premise in order to arrive at a moral conclusion. This structure is essential for all moral argument.

Professor Kreeft maintains that one is capable of knowing objective and universal truths, which apply to all cultures, nations, times and places. While it is true that a particular culture's mores may differ, the underlying morality that applies to all cultures is always objective, universal and the same. He emphasizes that one must always obey one's conscience, that the rule to be true to one's own conscience is unchanging, and that the absolute authority of one's own conscience comes from God.

For anyone interested in debating the morality of such issues as abortion, slavery, divorce, and the sexual revolution, I would highly recommend this riveting, fast paced drama by Professor Kreeft. Through his characters, Isa and Libby, Kreeft convincingly refutes moral relativism and does so in an entertaining fashion.
Steelraven
Fantastic!
Mananara
One of the best modern Catholic authors writes another great book. Kreeft's style is unique to most reader's not introduced to the Socratic method of dialogue. In easier to understand language, it means that the book is written more like a play than prose. Kreeft has two main characters, a Muslim absolutist and a liberal African American woman. The two debate, discuss and dialogue about all aspects of morality. Kreeft, as usual, is easy to read and yet remains challenging in his intellectual mastery of the subject. Kreeft makes difficult ideas seem easy and absolutely destroys every single argument in support of relativism used today.
If you want to understand how modern man thinks and why he is so wrong in his thought-process, then this book is perfect.
Mora
Peter Kreeft is a favorite - clear and concise.
Lucam
I have been watching all the changes in the world, America primarily,and I could not wrap my mind around all that is transpiring. I did not understand why Americans seem so bent on legalizing and glamorizing actions that to me seemed so wrong. After reading this book, I have such a clearer picture about what is driving the change toward what I now understand is labeled moral relativism. Not that I like it happening or even existing, I somehow feel more at ease that I didn't just suddenly find myself in the Twilight Zone and that I'm not alone in the anxiety that moral relativism is creating within me. Some of the philosophical terminology is hard to keep up with, but I can now at least understand the arguments and ideals that both sides speak to and that has been a huge help to me. I had the kindle version, and it had a few typos. I highly recommend this book.
Riavay
This little book, the plot and premise of which you can read elsewhere, is a terrific introduction to the concept of moral relativism versus absolutism for anyone who wondered if you could be a firm believer in right and wrong, good and evil, and still be a nice person. (Answer: you really can't do it any other way.) But what's more, it is a great intro for a young person to the joys and stimulations of the greatest game there is in the world, the fierce but loving logical argument among friends. "Why do you believe that to be true?" is something many young people never ask their friends these days, and deep thinking and friendly argument supporting or attacking various positions has been supplanted with more popular entertainments. But if you know a young person, or an old one, who needs a good lesson in how to argue and debate, how to open their mind up and wrap it around a subject and take it apart and put it back together again, I can't think of a better intro off hand. Bravo, Dr. Kreeft.
I'm a bit impatient with that metaphor, so only four stars, but I have to admit the occasional chuckle from the banter. I love Kreeft's mastery of apologetics and am eager to learn more, even if it comes by way of this virtual interview format. All the meat is there, it's just not all in one piece but mixed in a gumbo of to-and-fro between the Relativist and the Absolutist. I enjoyed the reading, but will have to look a bit more closely at the inferences re Muslim belief. I guess I am struggling with the contemporary situations in that regard. However, those notions are only minor embellishments on an otherwise entertaining read.
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