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Cosmological and Design Arguments  

Alexander R. Pruss and Richard M. Gale

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Unlike the ontological argument, which appeals only to highly sophisticated philosophers who delight in highly abstract deductive reasoning, cosmological and design arguments figure ... More

Death and the Afterlife  

Lynne Rudder Baker

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Death comes to all creatures, but human beings are unique in realizing that they will die. Hence, they are unique in being able to consider the possibility of life after death. Ideas of an ... More

The Definition of Death  

Stuart J. Youngner

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
Two factors, medical science's growing control over the timing of death and the increasingly desperate need for organs, have led to a reopening of the debate about the definition of death ... More

Divine Power, Goodness, and Knowledge  

William L. Rowe

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
In the major religions of the West—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—the dominant theological tradition has long held that among the attributes constituting the nature of God are to be ... More

Divine Sovereignty and Aseity  

William E. Mann

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Searching for a way to avoid the rude anthropomorphism of his contemporaries, the Presocratic philosopher Xenophanes said of God that “always he remains in the same state, in no way ... More

God, Science, and Naturalism  

Paul R. Draper

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
How is science related to theology or, more broadly, to religion? According to one view, religion has made war on science by trying to stop or limit or control scientific progress. ... More

Metaphysics and Logic of the Trinity  

Dale Tuggy

Recent work by analytic philosophers on the Trinity takes a mysterious 5th-century document as its starting point, accepting widespread but inaccurate narratives about the history of ... More

Miracles  

George I. Mavrodes

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The idea of the miraculous, and reports of miracles, are prominent elements in some religions. Christianity is one of those religions. This article discusses this idea primarily in the ... More

Nietzsche and the Family  

Graham Parkes

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article explores Nietzsche’s notions about family. It considers the religious and personal temperaments of Nietzsche’s father and two grandfathers, which form a striking background to ... More

The Ontological Argument  

Brian Leftow

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The term “ontological argument” was Kant's name for one member of a family of arguments that began with Anselm of Canterbury. These arguments all try to prove God's existence a priori, via ... More

Schopenhauer as Nietzsche’s “Great Teacher” and “Antipode”  

Ivan Soll

This article examines Schopenhauer’s influence on Nietzsche’s work. It considers how Nietzsche adopted some of his central ideas from Schopenhauer, how he exploited some of Schopenhauer’s ... More

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