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Preface: Until Christ is Formed in You

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“My little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!” (Gal. 4:19)   It is clear from Paul’s letters that he was indeed passionately concerned for the spiritual...

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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: A Critical Study of Husserl and Intentionality

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I This remarkable book is one of the most significant studies in Husserl's philosophy to appear in recent decades. It is a major expression of a tendency in Husserl interpretation that has been developing for some time, rooted primarily...

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Review: Back to Things in Themselves, by Joseph Seifert

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

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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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Review: Phenomenology and Analysis, edited by Arkadiusz Chrudzimski and Wolfgang Huemer

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This review is available on the University of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews website.

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Review: Theories of Judgment, by Wayne M. Martin

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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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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)

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

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, 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 in Christ:A Perspective on What it is and How it Might be Done

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"... until Christ be formed in you." (Gal. 4:19) "Spiritual formation" is a phrase that has recently rocketed onto the lips and into the ears of Protestant Christians with an abruptness that is bound to make a thoughtful person uneasy. If it...

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Spiritual Formation: What it is, and How it is Done

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A few scripture passages point us to the place in human personality that is the focus of spiritual formation: Proverbs 4:20-24 reminds us to keep the words of God's wisdom "in the midst of your heart," and that from...

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Spirituality Made Hard

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Let’s just put it this way. There is a reason Dallas Willard is a professor in the School of Philosophy at one of the most prestigious universities in the world – USC. He is smart. We thought we...

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Theory of Wholes and Parts and Husserl’s Explication of the Possibility of Knowledge in the Logical Investigations (The)

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My proximate aim in this paper is to clarify the vital role of the IIIrd "Investigation" in Husserl's project for his Logical Investigations (LI).1 My ultimate aim is to show how the LI opened the way to--indeed, constituted--a realist...

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Toward a Phenomenology for the Correspondence Theory of Truth

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"Der Erfullungssynthesis dieses Falls ist die Evidenz oder Erkenntnis im pragnanten Wortsinn. Hier ist das Sein im Sinne der Wahrheit, der recht verstandenen "Uebereinstimmung," der adaequatio rei ac intellectus" realisiert, hier ist sie selbst gegeben, direct zu erschauen und zu...

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Truth: Can We Do Without It?

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"Truth in the Academy: Can We Really Do Without It?" You might be surprised at the suggestion that we might do without it. But while the word "truth" is featured on various buildings, public and private, it is little honored...

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Unhinging of the American Mind—Derrida as Pretext (The)

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This conference calls upon us to say something illuminating about the causes of the current condition of the university system in the United States. Social causation is a notoriously slippery topic. It is difficult to say anything with much confidence...

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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?

Article (Christianity)

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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