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So what will happen to human morality if religion is demythologised?
The Connection Between the Good and the Moral
Murdoch favours Platonic ideas about the good and the moral:
In "The Philosophy of Logical Analysis" which is the final chapter in History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell confirms that there is, nowadays, a school of philosophy which works to
This philosophy supports the achievements of mathematicians, those who strive to discard fallacies and slipshod reasoning. Russell believes in making logical analysis the main point of philosophy. Although humans cannot always find answers, some of these modern philosophers do not believe there is a higher way of knowing or of discovering hidden truths that are above and separate from the intellect or personal observation..
Russell and his fellow philosophers who favour logical analysis uphold the following criteria:
Murdoch describes the ways in which Protestants and Catholics view each others' rituals and procedures with dismay. Instead, she argues for
In defining her stance, she says: