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Preface: The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge

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University’s Responsibility for Moral Guidance, The

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In his "President’s Report" for 1986-1989, Derek Bok, then President of Harvard University, made reference to some current, well-known moral failures in financial circles and in the political life of the nation. He wondered what universities might do...

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Utilitarianism and Phenomenology

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Utilitarianism is a general tendency within ethical theory that may or may not incorporate a significant phenomenological element, depending on how its basic ideas are developed. At its center is the view that moral distinctions are to be defined in...

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Who Is Your Teacher?

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Today is often spoken of as the age of information. Information is vital to all we do, of course, but then it always has been. What distinguishes the present time is that there is a lot more information (and misinformation)...

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Who Needs Brentano?The Wasteland of Philosophy Without its Past

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In the volume of studies which forms the immediate background for this conference1, we read of "the oblivion into which the figure and thought of Brentano have fallen," and of his current "invisibility." (pp. xv, 9, etc.) I believe Brentano to...

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Wholes, Parts and the Objectivity of Knowledge

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§ 1. Ontology Presupposed in Epistemology Ontology has frequently been understood as the theory of the ultimate classes of existents or entities and of characteristics of and structures that belong to all entities merely as such.1 Understood in this way acts...

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Why Bother With Discipleship?

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If we are Christians simply by believing that Jesus died for our sins, then that is all it takes to have sins forgiven and go to heaven when we die. Why, then, do some people keep insisting that something more...

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Why Is Everyone So Angry?

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Secular activists seem increasingly hostile. How do we respond? A philosophy professor offers some unique insight. Dr. Dallas Willard of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has been watching the social ferment for a long time.   FOTF:...

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Why Semantic Ascent Fails

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1. Introduction. Linguistic philosophy is rumored to be dead and gone, its passing unnoticed until long after the fact, and largely unmourned. Gilbert Harman, for one, places its demise well into the past, referring to ". . . the arguments that undermined [note the...

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Wide Awake: Rousing Drowsy Christians from Spiritual Slumber

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Something’s up. Talk with almost any group of pastors, enter any bookstore, and you find the topic is prayer or revival or angels or spirituality. People are streaming to national prayer alerts, prayer days, prayer summits, concerts of...

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Willard Legacy Update #1

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Continuing the Work of Dallas Willard March 2018 Update   Dear Fellow Pilgrims, Thank you for your interest in receiving updates about the ongoing work of Dallas Willard. Our intention with these updates is to simply and succinctly keep you informed...

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Willard Legacy Update #2

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Continuing the Work of Dallas Willard May 2018 Update   Dear Fellow Pilgrims, Today, May 8, marks the 5-year anniversary of Dallas’s graduation to the next level of The Heavens (2 Cor. 5:1-3). It’s been quite an adjustment for...

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Willard Legacy Update #3

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Continuing the Work of Dallas Willard June 2018 Update   Dear Fellow Pilgrims, This month we are celebrating the publication of The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge. The book has been 20 years in the making, and Gary Moon describes its inception beautifully...

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Willard Legacy Update #4

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Continuing the Work of Dallas Willard August 2018 Update   Dear Fellow Pilgrims, We have a wonderful surprise to share with you: Yesterday we were notified that the publishers of The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge are making the entire book...

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World Well Won (The):Husserl’s Epistemic Realism One Hundred Years Later

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By "epistemic realism" I understand the view that the objects of veridical thought and perception both exist and have the characteristics they are therein discovered to have without regard to whether or not they are in any way actually present...

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