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Moral Rights, Moral Responsibility and the Contemporary Failure of Moral Knowledge

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Human rights are in desperate straits around the world. They are widely proclaimed, but brutally violated on a mind-numbing scale. The basic outlook which I wish to represent in this talk is that moral rights depend, for their effective implementation,...

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Naturalism’s Incapacity to Capture the Good Will

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One area that has been a problem for the Naturalistic outlook has been the ethical. Judgments about who is a good or bad person, what is the right or wrong act and what ought or ought not to be done...

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New Age of Ancient Christian Spirituality (A)

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What led you into your investigation of spiritual formation? The conviction that Jesus is the center of all things and that what He is doing is good. I became convicted that I did not know enough about the human soul...

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No Pluralism In Moral Matters

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Pluralism urges us to regard alternative ways of being and acting as equally acceptable. But Does the idea of pluralism make any sense as applied to morality? Or does pluralism become an issue only so far as morality is not...

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Non-Reductive and Non-Eliminative Physicalism?

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John Searle has argued that there is a simple solution to the age-old problem of the relationship between the mind and the body. It has been available to "any educated person" for about a century, ever "since serious work began...

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Observations on Current Leadership Issues in Higher Education

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Several profoundly significant facts characterize Christian and other institutions of higher education at the present time: Administrative leadership is disconnected from what is taught as 'knowledge'.  The situation in higher education today is one where existing institutions, both Christian...

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On the Texture and Substance of the Human Soul

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Colin McGinn comments that "the idea of a peculiarly mental substance is, when you think about it, extremely weird: it is quite unclear that there is any intelligible conception associated with the words `immaterial substance'. This is shown in the...

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Personal Soul Care

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Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Prov. 4:23, NASB The call of God to minister the gospel is a high honor and a noble challenge. It carries with it unique opportunities as...

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Phenomenological Tendencies in British Moral Theory

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There is an inherent phenomenological tendency in British moral theory, especially from JOHN LOCKE <1632-1704> onward. The purpose of his Essay<1690> was, he said, to consider the discerning faculties of a man, as they are employed...

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Phenomenology and Metaphysics

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I Under the heading of "Husserl's Ontology" I have chosen to discuss the troubled relationship between phenomenology and metaphysics. Like oil and water, they are not supposed to mix except as subjects of thought and discourse. Doing phenomenology is...

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Predication as Originary Violence:  A Phenomenological Critique of Derrida’s View of Intentionality

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What happens to intentionality in the thought of Jacques Derrida? When he is finished--when the terminological chain of differance has been finely interwoven with and marked off from that of "presence"--what has been made of that common state of...

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Realism Sustained? Interpreting Husserl’s Progression Into Idealism

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It is generally believed among those familiar with Husserl’s philosophy that in his earlier career he adopted a realist theory of knowledge, represented by his Logical Investigations, and that he later modified that realist theory in such a...

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Realist Analysis of the Relationship Between Logic and Experience (A)

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By "logic" I shall understand the intellectual and practical contents of academic courses under the heading of "Logic," and that would take in the contents of the textbooks used and lectures given in such courses. So we wish here to...

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Redemption of Reason, The

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I’m speaking this morning on "The Redemption of Reason" because I think that is the most salient thing I can talk about from the point of view of my work as a philosopher. The task assigned to me...

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Reductionism: A Response to Professor Ellis

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I agree with so much of what professor Ellis says that I am, no doubt, less than the ideal commentator in this case. Nevertheless, I found his presentation to be highly interesting and instructive—and highly important in this...

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Reflections on Dawkins’ The Blind Watchmaker

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What logical relation, if any, does the theory of evolution have to the argument from the existence of order in the world of nature to the existence of a mind as causal source of (significant aspects of) the world of...

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Rethinking Evangelism

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A LOT OF PEOPLE SUSPECT THAT NOT ONLY IS the world shifting in some significant ways, but assumptions of what it means to do evangelism in that world are shifting, as well. The questions, of course, are not only about...

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Review of Theories of Judgment: Psychology, Logic, Phenomenology

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This book deals with a primary and perennial issue in the philosophy of mind and of knowledge: the nature of judgment. The author’s announced aim is to come to an understanding of what it is to judge. To...

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Rollinger, Robin D., Husserl’s Position in the School of Brentano

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This useful volume is said by the author to be "first and foremost concerned with Husserl's relation with other pupils of Brentano." (p. 3) "Given the influence of Brentano on Husserl and others," he remarks, "the question naturally arises how...

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Seifert, Josef, Back to Things in Themselves: A Phenomenological Foundation for Classical Realism

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‘Phenomenology' is understood in this book as `the method which leads us to see essences in what they themselves are' (24; cf. 10-11, 30, 321f). Thus, `The Aristotelian distinction of four types of causes is a masterful example of phenomenological analysis...

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Significance of Husserl’s Logical Investigations (The)

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This is a topic which anyone with a high regard for the Investigations must contemplate with sorrow and some amazement, though not entirely without hope. I There are three different perspectives, at least, from which one might consider it. 1. With...

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Spirit of Galileo (The)

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Knowledge grows and information increases when we test ideas and beliefs against the realities they presume. This is true in all areas of life, including the personal and the spiritual. When Galileo dropped weights from the tower of Pisa and...

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Spiritual Disciplines in a Postmodern World

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Shaw: I understand you're writing a new book. Willard: Yes, I'm working on a book about the disappearance of moral knowledge, that is, about the cultural situation we are in now. I want to explain how that has...

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Spiritual Disciplines, Spiritual Formation and the Restoration of the Soul

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"The law of the Lord is perfect,restoring the soul."  (Ps. 19:7 NAS) "He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake."  (Ps. 23:3 NAS) A RENEWED INTEREST IN SPIRITUALITY.  Currently...

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Spiritual Formation and the Warfare Between the Flesh and the Human Spirit

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ABSTRACT: In response to the common assumption of perpetual moral and spiritual failure in human life, this article offers a view of personal transformation and, in particular, of the role of the human will in such formation, that clears a...

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