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  1. Dennis Temple (1995). A Big Bang Cosmological Argument? Philosophy in the Contemporary World 2 (2):11-16.
    William Lane Craig has defended a modern First Cause argument based on 1) a principle of universal causality and 2) the claim that the universe must have had a beginning. But 1) is susceptible to counter examples from quantum theory. Moreover, Craig’s defense of 2) is open to serious question. He claims that an actual infinity (of time) is impossible; he also claims that 2) is in fact supported by big bang theory. I argue that both of these claims are (...)
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  2. Dennis Temple (1994). Kant's Vision of the Moral Hero and the «Laws of Arithmeric». Ultimate Reality and Meaning 17 (2):108-117.
     
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  3. Dennis Temple (1992). Hume's Logical Objection to the Argument From Design Based on the Uniqueness of the Universe. Religious Studies 28 (1):19 - 30.
    Arguments from design in Hume's day were often cast as arguments from analogy. For instance, a very simple version might read like this: ‘The universe resembles a machine; machines are the products of intelligent design; therefore, the universe is the product of intelligent design.’ Design arguments were put forward by some of the greatest scientists of the time, including Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton. Such arguments were generally thought to be on a par with the conclusions of physics: Hume raised (...)
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  4. Dennis Temple (1988). The Contrast Theory of Why-Questions. Philosophy of Science 55 (1):141-151.
    Classic studies of explanation, such as those of Hempel and Bromberger, took it for granted that an explanation-seeking question of the form "Why P?" should be understood as asking about the proposition P. This view has been recently challenged by Bas van Fraassen and Alan Garfinkel. They acknowledge that some questions have the surface form "Why P?", but they hold that a correct reading for why-questions should take the form "Why P (rather than Q)?", where Q is a contrasting alternative. (...)
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  5. Dennis Temple (1986). David Mouton 1932-1986. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 60 (1):68 -.
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  6. Dennis Temple (1986). Pasteur's Theory of Fermentation: A “Virtual Tautology”? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 17 (4):487-503.
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  7. Dennis Temple (1984). Modal Reasoning in Hume's Billiard Ball Argument. History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (2):203 - 211.
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  8. Dennis Temple (1978). Nomic Necessity and Counterfactual Force. American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (3):221 - 227.
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  9. Dennis Temple (1976). Some Linguistic Puzzles Related to Formal Logic. Dialectica 30 (2‐3):111-116.
    Summary“There are some types of reasoning which are acceptable in a given situation but not justifiable according to the rules of formal logic. This sort of reasoning seems to depend on a judgment about what the speaker knows along with an Assumption of Maximum Information, that if the speaker is serious he is making the logically strongest statement he knows to be true. Because such reasoning can be informally correct, formal logic should be understood as establishing rules not for all (...)
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  10. Dennis Temple (1974). Grue‐Green and Some Mistakes in Confirmation Theory. Dialectica 28 (3‐4):197-210.
    SummaryIt is argued, contrary to Nelson Goodman, that confirmability is not a semantical property possessed by some hypotheses. Instead, hypotheses are confirmed or disconfirmed on the basis of all relevant information, not just postivie or negative instances.
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  11. Dennis Temple (1974). Some Reflections on Narrative Unity. New Scholasticism 48 (3):321-342.
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