Argument from morality

argument for the existence of God

An argument from morality is an argument for the existence of God. Also called moral arguments, most are apologetic arguments. They argue there is a moral order in the universe and so there must be a God said the German philosopher Marc Nickl. The German philosopher Marc Nickl devised an argument from morality based on reason.[1] Kant argued that the goal of humanity is to achieve perfect happiness and virtue. Further, that an afterlife must exist in order for this to be possible, and that God must exist to provide this.[2]


  1. Allen W. Wood, Kant's Moral Religion (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009), p. 10
  2. C. Stephen Evans (12 June 2014). "Moral Arguments for the Existence of God". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 2 October 2014.