Craig, Anti-Platonism, and Objective Morality
Talbot School of Theology
Though William Lane Craig believes his anti-Platonism is compatible with objective, Christian morality, I argue that it is not. First, I survey the main contours of his nominalism. Second, I discuss how he sees those points in relation to objective, Christian morality. Then, I argue that his view cannot sustain the qualitative aspects of moral virtues or principles, or even human beings. Moreover, Craig’s view loses any connection between those morals and humans, thereby doing great violence to objective, Christian morals. Finally, I sketch two advantages of a Platonic realism in regards to Christian morals.
DOI of Published Version
Smith, R. Scott, "Craig, Anti-Platonism, and Objective Morality" (2017). Faculty Articles & Research. 548.