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1. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 20 > Issue: 2
Dallas Willard, Brandon Rickabaugh Orcid-ID Intentionality contra Physicalism: On the Mind’s Independence from the Body
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We argue for the mind’s independence from the body. We do so by making several moves. First, we analyze two popular kinds of reasons which have swayed many to adopt the independence of the mind from the body. Second, we advance an argument from the ontology of intentionality against the identity thesis, according to which the mind is identical to the brain. We try to show how intentionality is not reducible to or identical to the physical. Lastly, we argue that, contrary to what many materialists contend, the concept of a mind, understood as an immaterial substance, existing independently of the body is both coherent and empirically evidenced.
... DALLAS WILLARD† Department of Philosophy ... University, arrangements were made so that I (Brandon) could study with Dallas Willard at ... of 2018, I visited the Dallas Willard library collection at Westmont College ...
2. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 21 > Issue: 2
Chad Bogosian Recovering Our Knowledge of the Good Person: A Review Essay of Dallas Willard’s The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge
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Have you wondered how your students or friends simultaneously deny moral facts yet accept the universal wrongness of bullying, sexual assault, or greed? Dallas Willard’s much anticipated final philosophical work offers an incisive analysis of and solution to this phenomenon. Here I provide a brief overview of Willard’s main argument for how moral knowledge disappeared and has thereby become publicly unavailable for teaching it to emerging generation. We first look at what caused this “disappearance” at a social level, and then consider how have contributed to the problem. Finally, we look at Willard’s proposal for how we might recover moral knowledge, and I offer three lingering questions that may provide a springboard for those interested in extending his important project.
...A Review Essay of Dallas Willard’s The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge ... Essay of Dallas Willard’s The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge ... , or greed? Dallas Willard’s much anticipated final philosophical work offers an ...
3. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 16 > Issue: 1
Craig Hazen Editor’s Introduction
... our colleague, teacher, and friend, Dallas Willard (1935–2013). Although, I ... , Dallas Willard was one of those larger-than-life figures in the ...
4. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 13 > Issue: 1
Dallas Willard Intentionality and the Substance of the Self
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The aim of this paper is to provide a way of thinking about the human self or person that does not simply lose it in the objects of its experiences, but gives it substance in terms of those experiences themselves. They are characteristically “of ” or “about” objects—a feature called “intentionality.” After discussing some well-known failures (largely Empiricist) to capture the self without intentionality, I sketch Husserl’s presentation of consciousness and life as a massive totality of synchronic and diachronic intentionalities that allows us to understand what persons actually do, for example, in mastering fields of research or leading a moral life.
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5. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 4 > Issue: 1
Dallas Willard Naturalism’s Incapacity to Capture the Good Will
... DALLAS WILLARD School of Philosophy University of ... ), 24-48. DALLAS WILLARD 11 treatise. So here I ... DALLAS WILLARD 13 at all. Particular scientists do. Unfortunately ...
6. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 20 > Issue: 1
Paul Copan The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus
... the Manner of Jesus. By Dallas Willard. New York: Harper ... familiar with the work of the late Dallas Willard—a rigorous ... hypocrisy.” The book—a compilation of various talks given by Dallas Willard ...
7. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Dallas Willard How Concepts Relate the Mind to Its Objects: The “God’s Eye View” Vindicated?
... The “God’s Eye View” Vindicated? DALLAS WILLARD ... ). DALLAS WILLARD 9 must be something that mediates or is the ... . DALLAS WILLARD 11 Nonetheless, these fixed points may serve as a ...
8. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 20 > Issue: 1
Winfried Löffler Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution
... the Manner of Jesus. By Dallas Willard. New York: Harper ... familiar with the work of the late Dallas Willard—a rigorous ... hypocrisy.” The book—a compilation of various talks given by Dallas Willard ...
9. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 9 > Issue: 2
News and Announcements
... series that will feature Dallas Willard on February 14–15 (“Faith ... Statesmanship,” featuring notable speakers like Dallas Willard, Os Guinnes ...
10. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 16 > Issue: 1
Greg Jesson The Husserlian Roots of Dallas Willard’s Philosophical and Religious Works: Knowledge of the Temporal and the Eternal
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Dallas Willard’s reliance on Edmund Husserl’s early works, especially The Logical Investigations, grounded his direct realism, which allowed for an epistemology that made knowledge of mind-independent reality possible. Representationalism, idealism, phenomenalism, Kantianism, and skepticism were challenged because each posits an account of experience that makes such knowledge impossible. Willard’s ontology of knowing is centered on the intentionality of consciousness wherein acquaintance with things-in-themselves allows open rational inquiry into life’s ultimate questions. This cleared the way for him to describe how one can know that God exists and how one’s character can be transformed into the character of Jesus of Nazareth.
...The Husserlian Roots of Dallas Willard’s Philosophical and Religious Works ... Dallas Willard’s reliance on Edmund Husserl’s early works, especially The ... The Husserlian Roots of Dallas Willard’s Philosophical and ...
11. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 13 > Issue: 1
Craig J. Hazen Editor’s Introduction
... confused on that question. Our three lead articles by Dallas Willard, J. P ...
12. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 15 > Issue: 1
Craig J. Hazen Editor’s Introduction
... dear friend, mentor, colleague, and brother in Christ, Dallas ... Willard, passed away recently after a long bout with cancer. We ...
13. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
News and Announcements
... Evangelical Philosophical Society. We are delighted to have Dallas ... Willard offer our plenary address on moral epistemology. Web: www ...
14. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 24 > Issue: 2
R. Scott Smith Propositions: Who Needs Them?: Craig’s Nominalism Revisited
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William Lane Craig maintains that propositions and properties are not real. Yet, if we examine his proposed nominalism and his appeal to Rudolf Carnap’s linguistic frameworks, we can find that his view depends upon their reality, even as abstract objects. By drawing upon phenomenological insights, I argue that if we pay close attention to what can be before our minds in conscious awareness, we can become aware that there is more to what is real than simple, concrete particulars, even in his linguistic examples. We can become aware of the reality of Platonic, ante rem universals, including propositions and properties.
... arbitrary set of syntactical rules.” 28 Dallas Willard concurs: “sense perceptible ... Foundations for a Christian Worldview, 135. 29. Dallas Willard, “The ... Dallas Willard, Logic and the Objectivity of Knowledge (Athens, OH ...
15. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
R. Scott Smith Intentionality and Our Fashionable Philosophies: Constructivist Implications for Naturalism, Physicalism, Moderate Nominalism, and Postmodern Epistemologies
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Many understand intentionality as the ofness or aboutness of mental states yet disagree about it metaphysically. I will argue that (1) intentionality seems best understood as an abstract universal; (2) it is needed to have factual knowledge of reality, yet (3) metaphysical treatments (or uses) of intentionality by several fashionable philosophies land us in constructivism. I will focus on Daniel Dennett’s treatment of intentionality and then extend my findings to other naturalist and physicalist views, postmodern epistemologies, and nominalism. I also will sketch show how we use intentionality to know reality before suggesting an implication for epistemic externalism.
..., as Dallas Willard correctly remarks, Dennett is left only with “takings,” in ... . Dallas Willard, “Knowledge and Naturalism,” in Naturalism: A Critical Analysis, ed. J ... (decisively, seems to me) by Dallas Willard long ago. 21 But we also ...
16. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 13 > Issue: 1
News and Announcements
... University of Southern California’s Dallas Willard to offer our plenary ...
17. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 25 > Issue: 1
Christopher E. Franklin How Literature Educates the Emotions
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I aim to show that the practice of reading excellent literature is an excellent form of moral education. I offer a two-stage defense. First, I call attention to central features of the human self (especially the emotions) involved in moral growth. I argue that the central components of emotions are construals (or ways of seeing) and loves. Second, I show that literature has distinctive resources both to train our construals by affording us practice in seeing the world in new ways and to cultivate our loves by affording us practice in imitating the loves of others.
.... Dallas Willard helpfully summarizes the ancient wisdom about the nature of ... . Dallas Willard, The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge (New York: Routledge, 2018 ... 7. An excellent place to begin this investigation is with Dallas Willard ...
18. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 4 > Issue: 2
News and Announcements
... “The Calling of Christian Philosophy.” Speakers include Dallas ... Willard (USC) and Michael Beaty (Baylor). Contact: David Reiter, College ...
19. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 15 > Issue: 2
R. Scott Smith William Lane Craig’s Nominalism, Essences, and Implications for Our Knowledge of Reality
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William Lane Craig has claimed that Platonism is incompatible theologically with Christian theism in that it undermines God’s aseity. He develops three main objections to Platonism, as well as his own nominalist theory of reference, for which he draws from philosophy of language. However, I rebut his arguments. I argue that, unlike on Platonism, his view will not preserve a real essence of intentionality. Without that, his view undermines our abilities to know reality. As an implication, I also will highlight the importance methodologically of approaching this issue from the primacy of the ontology of knowledge, not philosophy of language.
... Dallas Willard would agree that just because we can think, or make ... assessment of universals. 11 Dallas Willard and Edmund Husserl investigate ... ). 12. See Dallas Willard, Logic and the Objectivity of Knowledge (Athens, OH: Ohio ...
20. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 20 > Issue: 1
Christopher Woznicki Peter Martyr Vermigli’s Account of Petitionary Prayer: A Reformation Alternative to Contemporary Two-Way Contingency Accounts
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Many contemporary philosophical accounts of petitionary prayer assume that petitionary prayer attempts to persuade God to act by giving God reasons to do that which God would otherwise not have done had the prayer not been offered. Alternatively, this essay suggests there is an account of what petitionary prayer accomplishes that has largely been left underexplored in contemporary philosophical literature: the Secondary-Causal Account. I suggest that the work of the Italian Reformer, Peter Martyr Vermigli, is a helpful resource for developing this alternative which is faithful to Scripture, meets confessional requirements, and can meet common intuitions about prayer.
... 1. Dallas Willard has emphasized something similar about prayer in his own work ... us” (Dallas Willard, Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge ... Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (2010): 43–68; Dallas Willard ...