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61. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 5 > Issue: 2
J. P. Moreland Hud Hudson’s 4DPartism and Human Persons
... abstract objects nor entities that must be located at one and only ...
62. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 6 > Issue: 1
Richard Brian Davis On Individuators: A Reply to Timothy Pickavance
... of them, are abstract objects—maximally consistent states of affairs ...
63. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 8 > Issue: 2
William Lane Craig Sobel’s Acid Bath for Theism: A Review Essay of Jordan Howard Sobel’s Logic and Theism
...: 2. Bob Hale and Crispin Wright, “Nominalism and the Contingency of Abstract ... Objects,” Journal of Philosophy 89 (1992): 111 ...
64. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 21 > Issue: 2
Elliott R. Crozat Does Open Theism Explain God’s Planning of Creation?: An Assessment of Timothy Blank’s “The Open Theistic Multiverse”
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In this essay, I assess Timothy Blank’s “The Open Theistic Multiverse.” In his article, Blank attempts to show that Open Theism explains how God can plan the creation of a multiverse containing creatures with libertarian freedom. I underscore some benefits of Blank’s article while arguing that, despite its strengths, his paper fails to provide a sufficient explanation of God’s precreational planning.
.... 7. Some might object as follows: “Types are not abstract objects. Instead ...
65. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 15 > Issue: 1
Angus J. L. Menuge Neuroscience, Rationality, and Free Will: A Critique of John Searle’s Libertarian Naturalism
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John Searle claims that reasoning requires libertarian free will. He hopes this can be reconciled with a naturalistic neuroscience through a sophisticated theory of emergence, which includes indeterminism (the brain’s state is not sufficient to determine its next state), and topdown causation (higher-level features of the brain can act back on its microlevel features). This is allegedly naturalistic because each mental state is causally reducible to a realizing neuronal state. I argue that Searle’s theory fails to overcome four main problems (the location, exclusion, epiphenomenalism, and substantial selves problems) and cannot account for reasoning without implicit appeal to nonnaturalistic entities.
... 31. While abstract objects may be an exception (though even this is disputed ...
66. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Dallas Willard How Concepts Relate the Mind to Its Objects: The “God’s Eye View” Vindicated?
... on “The Metaphysics of Concepts,” “Concepts are abstract objects ...
67. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 6 > Issue: 1
Timothy Pickavance The Farewell to Leibnizian Essences Matured: A Reply to Richard Brian Davis
68. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 19 > Issue: 1
J. P. Moreland Mumford on Phenomenology and Beginning of Life Ethics
... (including eidetic intuition of essences and other abstract objects) are widely ...
69. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Tyler Dalton McNabb, Erik D. Baldwin Reformed Epistemology and the Pandora’s Box Objection
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Furthering our project of applying Plantinga’s epistemology to different world religions, we do a comparative study of Mormonism and Vaiśeṣika Hinduism and analyze whether they can utilize Plantinga’s epistemology in order to claim that their beliefs about God if true are probably warranted. Specifically, we argue that they cannot, as ultimately they are unable to account for the preconditions needed to make for an intelligible cognitive design plan, due to either affirming an infinite regress when it comes to the designers of our cognitive faculties or affirming an infinite number of cosmological cycles in which our faculties are formed.
... of God and Abstract Objects, ed. Paul Gould (New York: Bloomsbury ...
70. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 11 > Issue: 1
Gordon Pettit Moral Objectivity, Simplicity, and the Identity View of God
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I argue that one can consistently affirm that fundamental moral principles are objec­tive, universal, nonarbitrary, and invariable and yet are dependent on God. I explore and reject appealing to divine simplicity as a basis for affirming this conjunction. Rather, I develop the thesis that God is identical to the Good (the Identity View or IV) and argue that the IV does not fall to the criticisms of simplicity. I then consider a divine will theory (DWT) that claims moral principles are grounded in God’s will. The IV conjoined with the DWT show the consistency of the initial conjunctive claim.
... to make. Universals are abstract objects that exist as properties do, apart ...
71. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 11 > Issue: 2
Keith E. Yandell Religious Pluralism: Reductionist, Exclusivist, and Intolerant?
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There is a general recognition that there are various self-identifying religions. Many people find the idea that these religions differ in significant ways altogether too distressing to accept. Thus Religious Pluralism is often taken to define the only unbiased, rational, and acceptable approach to the diversity of religions. In fact, the Pluralist route is anything but unbiased or rational. Rather than being the only acceptable approach, it should be flatly rejected. While proclaiming its respect to all nice religious traditions (ones that are not nice are simply cast out), it proposes a radical reshaping of religious traditions along the lines that it favors. Coming to clear terms with this imperialistic fact concerning Religious Pluralist procedures is no part of their agenda.
72. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 11 > Issue: 2
Walter Schultz Dispositions, Capacities, and Powers: A Christian Analysis
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Dispositional properties have been receiving an increasing amount of attention in the last decade from metaphysicians and philosophers of science. The proper semantics and ontology remains controversial. This paper offers an analysis and ontology of dispositional properties rooted in Christology and the biblical doctrine of creation. The analysis overcomes the standard problems faced by all such analyses and provides an account of “ungrounded dispositions.” The analysis involves a version of a Leibnizian-Aristotelian notion of possible worlds and provides a novel notion of truth-makers for subjunctive conditionals.
... leads me to conjecture that the abstract objects of mathematics ...
73. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 21 > Issue: 1
Troy Catterson Grounding the Good: On Self-Predication, Self-Fulfilling Goals, and Moral Naturalism
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I argue that moral goodness is necessarily self-predicating. That is to say, the property of being morally good is morally good. I then argue that reductions of moral goodness to natural properties, particularly utilitarian specifications, are not necessarily self-predicating. Therefore, such reductions are not successful. Finally, I consider the possibility of defining the good as “fulfilling God’s design plan.” I show that, under an Aristotelian construal of property existence this property is provably self-predicating.
74. Philosophia Christi: Volume > 3 > Issue: 2
Alvin Plantinga Internalism, Externalism, Defeaters and Arguments for Christian Belief
..., the world, each other, ourselves, the realm of abstract objects, and God himself ...