Morality, Religion, and Cosmic Justice

Philosophical Investigations 34 (2):189-213 (2011)
I argue for a connection between morality and religion on the basis of a need for cosmic justice – a comprehensive system of rewards and punishments for good and bad behaviour, respectively. I set out the Argument for Cosmic Justice, discussing the nature of reward and punishment and how they differ from mere benefit and loss. A world without cosmic justice would be absurd and unacceptable to anyone who takes morality seriously in the way identified by George Mavrodes. I also consider a number of objections to the argument
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9205.2011.01439.x
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