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Integrity of the Mental Act: Husserlian Reflections on a Fregian Problem (The)

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There is a general structure present in the event of something standing before us as the object of our consciousness. Obviously, for not just any event is an event of this sort. Such an event must be one with characteristic...

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Intentionality and the Substance of the Self

Article (Philosophy)

When I was first contacted about contributing to this session, the thought expressed to me was that it might be good to do something to promote dialogue between Continental and Analytic temperaments within the Society of Christian Philosophers. That was...

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Introduction: Life Without Lack

Foreword/Intro/Afterword (Christianity)

We have all things and abound; not because I have a good store of money in the bank, not because I have skill and wit with which to win my bread, but because the Lord is my shepherd. —Charles...

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Introduction: Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle

Article (Christianity)

I first studied Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle twenty or so years ago, after many years of efforts to understand, live, and communicate what the spiritual life portrayed in the Bible was meant to be. I had found...

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Is Derrida’s View of Ideal Being Rationally Defensible?

Article (Philosophy)

"Certainly, there be that delight in giddiness; and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting freewill in thinking as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain...

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Jesus The Logician

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

ABSTRACT: In understanding how discipleship to Jesus Christ works, a major issue is how he automatically presents himself to our minds. It is characteristic of most 20th century Christians that he does not automatically come to mind as one of...

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Key to the Keys of the Kingdom (The)

Article (Christianity)

A pastor confided in me that he loved to spend a short while reading the newspaper in the morning, but felt it would be irresponsible. This was only one of many things he either denied himself or felt guilty about...

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Knowing How to Acknowledge God

Article (Christianity)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Don't put your confidence in your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6 "What ever you do, whether in word or deed,...

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Knowledge

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It is clear from this exposition that fulfillment as well as Knowing--which indeed is only another word for the same thing--can be characterised as an act of re-identification. (Husserl, VIth Investigation, Subsection 8) We have equated fulfillment with Knowledge (in the...

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Knowledge and Naturalism

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There is an objective difference between one who has knowledge of something and one who does not. This is true in both the occurrent and the dispositional senses of "knowledge" and "knows." That is, whether or not X has knowledge...

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Language, Being, God, and the Three Stages of Theistic Evidence

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

I begin with a plea of "not guilty" to Professor Nielsen's charge that my belief in God is an irrational belief. I do live in the 20th Century, I have been given a passably good philosophical and scientific education,...

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Liberation Through Sensuality:  Cinematic Moral Vision in an Age of Feeling

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The aim of this paper is to cast light upon the moral vision—the vision of what is good and what is obligatory—that governs many if not most of the motion pictures produced in the United States...

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Live Life to the Full

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"Beware that you are not carried away with the error of the lawless and lose your own stability. Instead, grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (II Peter 3:17-18) Is there a path of...

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Living in the Vision of God

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Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor."                  ...

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Looking Like Jesus: Divine resources for a changed life are always available.

Article (Christianity)

Some time ago I came to realize that I did not love the people next door. They were, by any standards, dangerous and unpleasant people—ex-bikers who made their living selling drugs. They had never tried to harm my...

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Marriage and Divorce

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I. Christly Basis For Marriage The basis for getting married, which conforms with the way of Christ, is regard for the well-being of oneself and others and especially a regard for the advancement of the kingdom of God in this...

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Materialism & Personality OR: What Physics Can’t Do

Article (Philosophy)

I need to enter two preliminary clarifications: One is that in speaking of what physics can't do I am by no means intending to criticize physics, which as a field of knowledge contains no claims whatsoever about what it...

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Mereological Essentialism Restricted

Article (Philosophy)

Do wholes have their parts essentially? If y is ever a part of x, is the property of having y as one of its parts then essential to x, so that y will necessarily be a part of x as...

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

Article (Philosophy)

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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No Pluralism In Moral Matters

Article (Philosophy)

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?

Article (Philosophy)

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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Notes for Two Talks on Intelligent Design, Evolution, and the Purpose of Education

Lecture (Philosophy)

Part I: USC Templeton: The Case of Intelligent Design—Current Controversies In the sense relevant here, a design is an arrangement of elements to form a larger whole, typically a whole that serves some larger function.  It can...

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Observations on Current Leadership Issues in Higher Education

Article (Christianity)

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

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

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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