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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.
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  6. Gianluca di Muzio (2006). The Immorality of Horror Films. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2).
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  7. 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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