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Video: The Smith-Flannagan Debate “Morality Does Not Need God”

July 6th, 2016 No Comments

On Wednesday 21st May at the University of Waikato retired Philosophy and Political science lecturer Dr Ron Smith and Dr Matthew Flannagan (of this blog) debated the resolution “Morality Does not need God”. Here is the video of that debate.  

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Dialogue on Unbelievable? Now Online

February 10th, 2014 No Comments

I recently participated in a dialogue on the UK radio show Unbelievable?, which is hosted by Justin Brierley. The dialogue was with Ryan Bell, a former Seventh Day Adventist pastor who made headlines recently when he announced that he is trying atheism for a year . The show aired in the UK on Saturday and is now online […]

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Is a Divine Command Theory Psychotic? Sam Harris on Divine Commands Part III

November 5th, 2013 2 Comments

In Sam Harris on Divine Commands Part I I criticised Harris’ characterisation of divine command meta-ethics. I refuted Harris’ contention a divine command theory is pscyopathic in Is a Divine Command Theory Pscyopathic? Sam Harris on Divine Commands: Part II. In this last post in this series, I will address Harris’s contention that a divine command theory reflects […]

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Is a Divine Command Theory Pscyopathic? Sam Harris on Divine Commands: Part II

June 25th, 2013 11 Comments

In my last post, Sam Harris on Divine Commands: Part I, I criticised Sam Harris’ characterisation of divine command meta-ethics.  In this post I want to turn to his second line of criticism of a Divine Command Theory. In Harris’ debate with William Lane Craig at Notre Dame, transcript here, Harris stated: “I’m glad he raised the […]

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Sam Harris on Divine Commands: Part I

May 24th, 2013 7 Comments

In a previous post, Divine Commands and Pyschopathic Tendancies, I said I would look in more detail at Sam Harris’ charge that Divine Command Theories (“DCT”) of meta-ethics are psychopathic. In this, and in several forthcoming posts, I will attempt to deliver on that promise. In Harris’ debate with William Lane Craig at Notre Dame, transcript […]

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Watch the Video of the Debate: “This House Supports the Legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage in New Zealand”

October 10th, 2012 4 Comments

On Tuesday 2 October 2012 Matt participated in a debate on the moot “This House supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage in New Zealand” at the University of Auckland along with: Louisa Wall Labour Party MP and the drafter of the Bill Colin Craig leader of the NZ Conservative Party Levi Joule Queer Rights Officer of AUSA) and the Auckland Regional […]

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Auckland Uni Debate “This House supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage in New Zealand” Feat. Louisa Wall, Colin Craig, Matthew Flannagan, et al.

September 24th, 2012 9 Comments

Matt has accepted an invitation from the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) to participate in a public debate on the Same Sex Marriage Bill to be held at 7pm at the University of Auckland on Tuesday 2 October 2012 in Library Basement 28. The moot is: “This House supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage in New Zealand”  […]

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