Thursday, August 04, 2011

What Does it Mean to be Good? – Greg Ganssle & Scott Sehon in Dialogue

In this audio, provided by the Veritas Forum (video here / audio here), two philosophers discuss what it means to be good. Speaking first is the secular perspective of Bowdoin Philosophy Professor Scott Sehon, followed by the Christian perspective of Senior Fellow at the Rivendell Institute at Yale Greg Ganssle. They discuss the relationship between morality and religion. An interesting dialogue (followed by Q&A) that lets both views be heard in a respectful manner. Veritas Forum podcast RSS feed here.

Full MP3 Audio here (82 min)



  1. truth4taiwan August 6, 2011

    Seems like Professor Sehon may have overlooked the basis of the society in which he was born and its part in shaping of his moral sense. Could it be that his "innate moral sense" is actually him living off what John Warwick Montgomery calls the "inherited capital of Christianity"?

    Very relevant dialogue!

  2. Joe August 7, 2011

    I am not sure that this is a good response to secularism. Would you also say that Christianity lives off of the "inherited capital of Hellenism and Judaism"? If Christianity can emerge from Hellenism and Judaism then why couldn't a secularist argue that secularism is a further emergence out of Hellenism, Judaism and Christianity?