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  1. Bruce Langtry (1997). Oppy, Graham. Ontological Arguments and Belief in God (1995): Review by Langtry, Bruce. Sophia 36 (1):147.score: 1440.0
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  2. Bruce N. Langtry (1970). Perception and Corrigibility. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 48 (December):369-372.score: 870.0
  3. Bruce Langtry (2008). God, the Best, and Evil. OUP Oxford.score: 480.0
    God, the Best, and Evil is an original treatment of some longstanding problems about God and his actions towards human beings. First, Bruce Langtry explores some implications of divine omnipotence, omniscience, and perfect goodness for God's providence. In particular, he investigates whether God is in some sense a maximizer. Second, he assesses the strength of objections to the existence of God that are based on the apparent fact that God could have created a better world than this one. (...)
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  4. Bruce Langtry (1994). Stakeholders and the Moral Responsibilities of Business. Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (4):431-443.score: 240.0
    This paper discusses the normative ethical theory of the business firm advanced principally by William E. Evan and R. Edward Freeman. According to their stakeholder theory, the firm should be managed for the benefit of its stakeholders: indeed, management has a fiduciary obligation to stakeholders to act as their agent. In this paper I seek to clarify the theory by discussing the concept of a stakeholder and by distinguishing stakeholder theory from two varieties of stockholder theory-I call them ‘pure’ and (...)
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  5. Bruce Langtry, Response to Richard M. Gale's Review of the Book God, the Best, and Evil.score: 240.0
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  6. Bruce Langtry (2008). Nick Trakakis the God Beyond Belief: In Defence of William Rowe's Evidential Argument From Evil. (Dordrecht: Springer, 2007). Pp. XVII+373. ISBN 10 1 4020 5144 1 (Hbk). [REVIEW] Religious Studies 44 (3):363-367.score: 240.0
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  7. Bruce Langtry (2011). Swinburne on the Simplicity of Theism. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (2):409 - 426.score: 240.0
    This paper argues that (1) Richard Swinburne’s general account of the simplicity of empirical hypotheses fails because it involves a deeply problematic notion of postulating a property, while there is a wide range of hypotheses where the assessment of simplicity rests entirely on the number and kinds of postulated properties, (2) Swinburne’s main argument in ’The Christian God’ for the simplicity of theism, the one based on considerations about pure limitless intentional power, is significantly weaker than he seems to believe. (...)
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  8. Bruce Langtry (2011). Reply to Oppy on God, the Best and Evil. Sophia 50 (1):211-219.score: 240.0
    My reply corrects one misstatement in Oppy’s summary of my book, abandons a footnote in the light of one of Oppy’s criticisms, and argues that Oppy’s other criticisms do not succeed in showing either that my claims are mistaken or that the arguments by which I supported them are defective.
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  9. Bruce Langtry (1989). Properly Unargued Belief in God. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 26 (3):129 - 154.score: 240.0
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  10. Bruce Langtry (2010). The Prospects for the Free Will Defence. Faith and Philosophy 27 (2):142-152.score: 240.0
    The main conclusion of the paper is that the prospects for a successful Free Will Defence employing Alvin Plantinga’s basic strategy are poor.
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  11. Bruce Langtry (1985). The Maximin Rule Argument for Rawls's Principles of Justice. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63 (1):64 – 77.score: 240.0
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  12. B. N. Langtry (1972). Identity and Spatio-Temporal Continuity. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50 (2):184-189.score: 240.0
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  13. Bruce Langtry (1998). Structures of Greater Good Theodicies: The Objection From Alternative Goods. Sophia 37 (2):1-17.score: 240.0
    The main issue in this paper has been whether appeal to greater goods can explain why God, if he exists, is justified in refraining from ensuring that there is little or no evil. I have argued that in principle it can. I have not defended the plausibility of the view that there actually are greater goods for whose sake God’s actions are planned; nor have I attempted to identify candidate goods performing the role envisaged. However those tasks form part of (...)
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  14. Peter Forrest, Jocelyn Dunphy Blomfield, Bruce Langtry, Purushottama Bilimoria, Frances Gray, V. L. Krishnamoorthy & Winifred Win Han Lamb (1997). Discussion & Reviews. Sophia 36 (1):140-166.score: 240.0
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  15. Bruce Langtry (1975). Locke and the Relativisation of Identity. Philosophical Studies 27 (6):401 - 409.score: 240.0
    Arc there cases in which an object x is thc same F as an object y but x is not the same G as y, cvcn though x is a G? A11 aihrmativc answer will have drastic repercussions 011 0ne’s account of identity and on one’s quantification theory. For suppose that the expression ‘x is the same F as y’ can be understood as ‘x is an F and y is an F and x is identical with y’, and that (...)
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  16. Bruce Langtry (1975). Wiggins' Defence of Essentialism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 13 (4):459-469.score: 240.0
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  17. Bruce Langtry (1990). Hume, Probability, Lotteries and Miracles. Hume Studies 16 (1):67-74.score: 240.0
    Hume’s main argument against rational belief in miracles might seem to rule out rational belief in other antecedently improbable occurrences as well--for example, a certain person’s having won the lottery. Dorothy Coleman has recently defended Hume against the lottery counterexample, invoking Hume’s distinction between probability of chances and probability of causes. I argue that Coleman’s defence fails.
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  18. Bruce Langtry (1985). Miracles and Principles of Relative Likelihood. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 18 (3):123 - 131.score: 240.0
    I EXAMINE VARIOUS SUGGESTED PRINCIPLES FOR WEIGHING TESTIMONY TO PAST EVENTS AND IDENTIFY ONE WHICH SEEMS TO BE BOTH TRUE AND ROUGHLY IN THE SPIRIT OF DAVID HUME’S ESSAY. I ARGUE THAT HUME FAILS TO PROVIDE GOOD REASONS FOR SAYING THAT THIS PRINCIPLE, WHEN APPLIED TO REPORTS OF MIRACLES PURPORTING TO SUPPORT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, WILL ALWAYS LEAD US TO REJECT THE OCCURRENCE OF THE MIRACLE.
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  19. Bruce Langtry (1996). God and the Best. Faith and Philosophy 13 (3):311-328.score: 240.0
    The paper reaches two main conclusions: Firstly, even if there are one or more possible worlds than which there are none better, God cannot actualise any of them. Secondly, if there are possible worlds which God can actualise, and than which God can actualise none better, then God must actualise one of them. The paper is neutral between compatibilist and libertarian views of creaturely freedom.
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  20. Bruce Langtry (1996). Eyeballing Evil: Some Epistemic Principles. Philosophical Papers 25 (2):127-137.score: 240.0
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  21. Bruce Langtry (1988). Mackie on Miracles. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (3):368 – 375.score: 240.0
    J L MACKIE, IN "THE MIRACLE OF THEISM", CHAPTER 1, ARGUES THAT "IT IS PRETTY WELL IMPOSSIBLE THAT REPORTED MIRACLES SHOULD PROVIDE A WORTHWHILE ARGUMENT FOR THEISM ADDRESSED TO THOSE WHO ARE INITIALLY INCLINED TO ATHEISM OR EVEN TO AGNOSTICISM." I ARGUE THAT MACKIE FAILS TO ESTABLISH THIS CONCLUSION. ALL THAT MACKIE CAN SHOW IS THAT THOSE WHO ARE INITIALLY INCLINED TO THEISM OR AGNOSTICISM MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN PREDICTING THAT THE NEXT MIRACLE REPORT THEY EXAMINE WILL NOT BE SUCH (...)
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  22. Bruce Langtry (2006). God and Infinite Hierarchies of Creatable Worlds. Faith and Philosophy 23 (4):460-476.score: 240.0
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  23. Bruce Langtry (1982). In Defence of a Resurrection Doctrine. Sophia 21 (2):1-9.score: 240.0
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  24. Bruce Langtry (1975). Similarity, Continuity and Survival. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 53 (1):3 – 18.score: 240.0
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  25. Bruce Langtry (1993). Some Internal Theodicies and the Objection From Alternative Goods. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 34 (1):29 - 39.score: 240.0
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  26. Bruce Langtry (1991). Can God Replace the Actual World by a Better One? Philosophical Papers 20 (3):183-192.score: 240.0
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  27. Bruce Langtry (2012). Colin Howson Objecting to God (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). Pp. Xi+ 220.£ 17.99 (Pbk). ISBN 978 0 521 18665 0. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 48 (3):415-419.score: 240.0
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  28. Bruce Langtry (2005). Government and Faith-Based Organisations in a Pluralist Society. Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 7 (1):72-77.score: 240.0
    Religious outlooks are combinations of theological, moral and political principles, individuated in a medium-grained way. Distinguish between religious outlooks that are friendly to the fundamental political principles characteristic of liberal democracy, and those that are hostile to, or knowingly subversive of, them. I claim that (1) in some respects, but not all, governments are justified in discriminating against 'hostile' religious outlooks, but (2) governments should not intentionally favour some 'friendly' ones over others, and (3) governments should respect all 'friendly' faith-based (...)
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  29. Bruce Langtry (1989). God, Evil and Probability. Sophia 28 (1):32-40.score: 240.0
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  30. Bruce Langtry (1975). Hume on Miracles and Contrary Religions. Sophia 14 (1):29 - 34.score: 240.0
    HUME, "ENQUIRY X" ARGUES: EVERY ALLEGED MIRACLE ’M subscript 1’ , WHOSE OCCURRENCE WOULD BE EVIDENCE IN FAVOR OF A GIVEN RELIGION ’R subscript 1’ IS SUCH THAT ITS OCCURRENCE WOULD BE EVIDENCE AGAINST ANY CONTRARY RELIGION ’R subscript 2’ . MOREOVER, CONSIDER TESTIMONY ’T subscript 1’ IN FAVOR OF THE OCCURRENCE OF ’M subscript 1’ : ’T subscript 1’ IS EVIDENCE AGAINST THE OCCURRENCE OF ANY MIRACLE ’M subscript 2’ WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE EVIDENCE FOR ’R subscript 2’. ONE SHOULD (...)
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  31. Bruce Langtry (1977). Popper on Induction and Independence. Philosophy of Science 44 (2):326-331.score: 240.0
  32. Bruce Langtry (1972). Hume on Testimony to the Miraculous. Sophia 11 (1):20-25.score: 240.0
    HUME, ENQUIRY SECTION X, HOLDS THAT ’ALL PROBABILITY SUPPOSES AN OPPOSITION OF EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS, WHERE ONE SIDE IS FOUND TO OVERBALANCE THE OTHER AND TO PRODUCE A DEGREE OF EVIDENCE PROPORTIONED TO THE SUPERIORITY’. HE CONCLUDES THAT IN ASSESSING MIRACLE-CLAIMS ONE SHOULD WEIGH THE HISTORICAL TESTIMONY SUPPORTING THE MIRACLE AGAINST THE TESTIMONY SUPPORTING THE REGULARITY TO WHICH IT IS AN EXCEPTION. I ARGUE THAT BOTH HIS PREMISE AND HIS CONCLUSION ARE FALSE.
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  33. Bruce Langtry, Reply to Gale's Review.score: 240.0
    This is a response to Richard M. Gale’s review of my book God, the Best, and Evil, Clarendon Press 2008. The review was published on-line in May 2009, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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  34. Bruce Langtry (1977). Young on Decisions Concerning Medical Aid. Theory and Decision 8 (4):377-379.score: 240.0
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  35. Bruce Langtry (2002). Guest Editor's Introduction. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 21 (3/4):2-4.score: 240.0
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  36. Bruce Langtry (1985). Miracles and Rival Systems of Religion. Sophia 24 (1):21 - 31.score: 240.0
    DAVID HUME, "ENQUIRY" SECTION X, CLAIMS THAT ALLEGED MIRACLES REPORTED IN CONNECTION WITH DIFFERENT RELIGIONS UNDERMINE EACH OTHERS CREDIBILITY. COMMENTATORS OFTEN ASCRIBE TO HUME’S ARGUMENT THE SUPPRESSED PREMISE THAT MIRACLES OCCUR ONLY IN CONNECTION WITH TRUE RELIGION. I REJECT THIS INTERPRETATION, AND OFFER A DIFFERENT CONJECTURE AS TO WHAT HUME’S INTENDED ARGUMENT IS. I THEN ATTACK BOTH THE ARGUMENT AND ITS CONCLUSION.
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  37. Bruce Langtry (2009). Richard Swinburne. In Graham Robert Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.), The History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. 5.score: 240.0
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  38. Bruce Langtry (1995). Reply to Chrzan's Comments. Sophia 34 (1):74-78.score: 240.0
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  39. Klaas Kraay & Luke Gelinas (2010). God, the Best, and Evil – Bruce Langtry. Philosophical Quarterly 60 (239):432-446.score: 120.0
  40. J. L. Schellenberg (2010). God, the Best, and Evil, by Bruce Langtry. Mind 118 (472):1155-1160.score: 120.0
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  41. Richard M. Gale (2009). Review of Bruce Langtry, God, the Best, and Evil. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (5).score: 120.0
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  42. B. Miller (1999). A Most Unlikely God: A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Nature of God (Bruce Langtry). Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (4):515-515.score: 120.0
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  43. William L. Rowe (2010). Bruce Langtry: God, the Best, and Evil. Faith and Philosophy 27 (2):219.score: 120.0
     
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  44. Graham Oppy (2010). Langtry on God, the Best and Evil. Sophia 49 (4):591-601.score: 66.0
    Bruce Langtry's ‘God, the Best and Evil’ is a fine contribution to the literature. Here, I review the contents of the book, and then provide some critical remarks that, as fas as I know, have not been made elsewhere. In particular, I argue that his criticism of my formulations of logical arguments from evil (in my Arguing about Gods) is unsuccessful.
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  45. Klaas J. Kraay (2005). William L. Rowe's A Priori Argument for Atheism. Faith and Philosophy 22 (2):211-234.score: 24.0
    William Rowe’s a posteriori arguments for the non-existence of God are well-known. Rather less attention has been given, however, to Rowe’s intriguing a priori argument for atheism. In this paper, I examine the three published responses to Rowe’s a priori argument (due to Bruce Langtry, William Morris, and Daniel and Frances Howard-Snyder, respectively). I conclude that none is decisive, but I show that Rowe’s argument nevertheless requires more defence than he provides.
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