Nontheism Atheism Transcendental

Transcendental Argument for the Nonexistence of God

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  • Butler’s Defense of TAG and Critique of TANG (1996) by Michael Martin

    Michael Butler in a recent paper published on the Internet has attempted to defend The Transcendental Argument for the Existence of God (TAG) and refute The Transcendental Argument for the NonExistence of God (TANG). In this paper, Martin concludes that the only thing Butler has added to the discussion is that “it is impossible to go from factual claims to ethical claims– in other words, that ‘is’ does not imply ‘ought.’ . . . The upshot of Butler’s defense is that he has failed to defend TAG and refute TANG with respect to ethics.”

  • The Martin-Frame Debate on the Transcendental Argument for the Nonexistence of God (1996)

    A written debate conducted exclusively over the Internet, the exchange between atheist philosopher Michael Martin and Christian philosopher John Frame over Martin’s Transcendental Argument for the Non-existence of God (TANG), which argues that logic, ethics, and science presuppose the non-existence of God.