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  1. Deane-Peter Baker, University of Kwazulu-Natal.
    Do not write more than 15 lines for any answer. (5 marks each = 20 marks for this section) 1. Descartes argues that the concept of a vacuum or empty space is incoherent. Briefly explain the reasons he offers for this.
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  2. Deane-Peter Baker (2012). Making Good Better: A Proposal for Teaching Ethics at the Service Academies. Journal of Military Ethics 11 (3):208-222.
    Abstract This paper addresses the teaching of mandatory ethics courses in a military context, with particular reference to the Service Academies of the United States Armed Forces. In seeking to optimize the core ethics course's potential to develop Midshipmen and Cadets' moral reasoning skills I suggest a model that employs case-based scenarios, woven together into a metanarrative, in place of the traditional historical case study and in a manner that gives students deliberate, guided practice in ethical decision-making. The described model (...)
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  3. Deane-Peter Baker (2011). Are Mercenaries Just Warriors? The Philosophers' Magazine 54 (54):55-59.
    The problem with mercenaries can’t simply be that they do what they do for money. It would be pretty hypocritical to condemn them for providing combat services for money, given that we generally honour and praise those members of our nation’s Armed Forces who fight at the front line – even though theyreceive a pay cheque at the end of every month.
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  4. Deane-Peter Baker (2011). Sources of the Self as an Argument for Theism. Philosophical Papers 38 (3):401-416.
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  5. Deane-Peter Baker & James Pattison (2011). The Principled Case for Employing Private Military and Security Companies in Interventions for Human Rights Purposes. Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (1):1-18.
    The possibility of using private military and security companies to bolster the capacity to undertake intervention for human rights purposes (humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping) has been increasingly debated. The focus of such discussions has, however, largely been on practical issues and the contingent problems posed by private force. By contrast, this article considers the principled case for privatising humanitarian intervention. It focuses on two central issues. First, does outsourcing humanitarian intervention to private military and security companies pose some fundamental, deeper (...)
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  6. Deane-Peter Baker (2010). Bioethics and Armed Conflict: Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War – By Michael L. Gross. Developing World Bioethics 10 (2):113-113.
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  7. Andrew Alexandra, Deane-Peter Baker & Marina Caparini (eds.) (2008). Private Military and Security Companies: Ethics, Policies and Civil-Military Relations. Routledge.
  8. Deane-Peter Baker, Francisco J. Benzoni, Olivier Boulnois, David B. Burrell, Peter M. Candler, Conor Cunningham, John W. Carlson, Austin Dacey, N. Y. Amherst & Lawrence Dewan (2008). An Asterisk Denotes a Publication by a Member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. The Editors Welcome Suggestions for Reviews. Altman, Matthew C. A Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Boulder: Westview Press, 2008. Pp. Xviii+ 232. Paper $30.00, ISBN: 978-0-8133-4383-6. [REVIEW] American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 82 (2).
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  9. Deane-Peter Baker (ed.) (2007). Alvin Plantinga. Cambridge University Press.
    Few thinkers have had as much impact on contemporary philosophy as has Alvin Plantinga. The work of this quintessential analytic philosopher has in many respects set the tone for the debate in the fields of modal metaphysics and epistemology and he is arguably the most important philosopher of religion of our time. In this volume, a distinguished team of today’s leading philosophers address the central aspects of Plantinga’s philosophy - his views on natural theology; his responses to the problem of (...)
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  10. Deane-Peter Baker (2007). Introduction: Alvin Plantinga, God's Philosopher. In , Alvin Plantinga. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  11. Deane-peter Baker (2006). Defending the Common Life: National-Defence After Rodin. Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (3):259–275.
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  12. Deane-Peter Baker, Simon Beck & David Spurrett (2006). Editorial: New Developments at the SAJP. South African Journal of Philosophy 25 (2):89-90.
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  13. Deane-Peter Baker (2005). Divine Foreknowledge – so What? Heythrop Journal 46 (1):60–65.
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  14. Deane-Peter Baker (2005). Plantinga's Reformed Epistemology: What's the Question? [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 57 (2):77 - 103.
    Alvin Plantingas Warranted Christian Belief is without questionone of the central texts of the Reformed epistemology movement. Critiques of Plantingas defence have been both multiple and varied. As varied as these responses are, however, it is my contention that many of them amount to the same thing. It is the purpose of this paper to offer an overview of the main lines of attack that have been directed as Plantingas project, and thereafter to show how many, if not most, of (...)
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  15. Deane-Peter Baker (2003). Condemned to Meaning. Theoria 50 (102):139-146.
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  16. Deane-Peter Baker (2003). Don't Kick the Habit. Theoria 50 (101):68-93.
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