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  1. Gianluca Di Muzio (2013). Reincarnation and Infinite Punishment in Hell. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 74 (2):167-180.
    In the first part of the paper, I argue that Christians should incorporate the theory of reincarnation into their belief system. The problem of the apparent disproportion between finite human sin and infinite punishment in Hell becomes far more tractable against the background of reincarnation. In the second part of the paper, I address and answer three objections that may be raised against a Christian theory of reincarnation. The first objection is based on the role of memory in identity, the (...)
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  2. Gianluca di Muzio (2008). Aristotle's Alleged Moral Determinism in the Nicoachean Ethics. Journal of Philosophical Research 33:19-32.
    Did Aristotle believe that upbringing determines character, and character, in turn, determines action? Some scholars answer this question in the affirmative and thus read Aristotle as a determinist with little use for the idea that people are morally responsible for what they do. The present paper counters this interpretation by showing that a deterministic reading of Aristotle’s theory of action and character is indefensible in the face of the text. The author points to three main facts: (1)a passage in the (...)
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  3. Gianluca Di Muzio (2008). The Problem of Divine Inefficiency. Think 6 (17-18):75-84.
    Gianluca Di Muzio develops a novel objection to theism.
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  4. Gianluca Di Muzio (2007). Epicurus' Emergent Atomism. Philo 10 (1):5-16.
    The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus regarded his atomism as a cure for the fear of natural phenomena. An atomistic philosophy, however, can easily lead to determinism and epiphenomenalism, which threaten human happiness even more than the fear of nature. The present paper attempts to reconstruct Epicurus’ strategy for dealing with the unwanted consequences of his atomism. The author argues that Epicurus employed a form of emergentism about properties to show that freedom exists and mental states are not causally inert epiphenomena.
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  5. Gianluca Di Muzio (2006). Theism and the Meaning of Life. Ars Disputandi 6:1566-5399.
    Theists are inclined to assert that human life would be meaningless if there was no personal immortality and God did not exist. The present paper aims to evaluate the truth of this claim. The author first explores the conception of meaning that is at the roots of the theistic position. After pointing out some difficulties with it, the author shows that, on a plausible alternative interpretation of what it is for an activity to have meaning, human life would fully qualify (...)
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  6. Gianluca di Muzio (2006). The Immorality of Horror Films. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2):277-294.
    With the exception of pornography, the morality of popular forms of entertainment has not been studied extensively by philosophers. The present paper aims to start discussion on the moral status of horror films, whose popularity and success has grown steadily since the 1970s. In particular, the author focuses on so-called “slasher” or “gorefest” films, where the narration revolves around the graphic and realistic depiction of a series of murders. The paper’s main thesis is that it is immoral to produce, distribute, (...)
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  7. Justin D’Arms, Julia Driver, Anthony Ellis, Francisco Gonzales, George W. Harris, Aleksandar Jokic, Leonard Kahn, Phillip Montague, G. Di Muzio & Gerald Press (2005). Manuscript Referees for The Journal of Ethics Volume 9: September 2004–June 2005. Journal of Ethics 9 (3):581.
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  8. Gianluca Di Muzio (2000). The Voluntary in Aristotle's Philosophy: Action, Character, Responsibility. Dissertation, University of Virginia
    The present dissertation explores the Aristotelian notion of the bekousion. This notion---together with its opposite, the akousion---assumes center stage in those parts of Aristotle's ethical works where he examines the conditions under which an action is open to moral evaluation. It also plays an important role in Nicomachean Ethics III 5, where Aristotle argues that people are the makers of their own character. The main aim of the dissertation is to show that Aristotle's use of "bekousion" and "akousion " to (...)
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  9. Gianluca di Muzio (2000). Aristotle on Improving One's Character. Phronesis 45 (3):205-219.
    Contrary to what most interpreters hold, in the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle is not committed to the view that people of established vicious character could never become good. The present paper proves this result (1) by giving a better reading of 1114 a 12-21, a passage which has traditionally been taken to assert that unjust and self-indulgent people are doomed to a lifetime of vice; (2) by showing that when Aristotle refers to self-indulgent people as "incurable", he does not mean that (...)
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  10. Gianluca Di Muzio (1994). W. Schmied - Kowarzik, Franz Rosenzweig. Existentielles Denken und gelebte Bewährung. [REVIEW] Filosofia 45 (1):135.
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