Posted: Aug 30, 2013 3:18 pm
by Rumraket
Mick wrote:Carrier argues like a Aristotelian with his ethics. He seems to be committed to the existence of kinds. Namely, that there really is a sort of thing called human beings; and there really is something that is good for us in virtue of the kind of thing we are. If I know Craig, he will jump on this sort of naturalism with the is-ought distinction, or he might even attack Carrier's brand of realism (Craig seems to be a nominalist), and he will certainly attack the idea that evolution has provided any basis for objective morality.

I wouldn't expect Craig to just sit still and do nothing. The reason I'd want to see someone like Carrier debate the subject is that he's at least got experience debating it and has written books about it, unlike Krauss.