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    James S. Spiegel (2016). Why Same-Sex Marriage is Unjust. Think 15 (43):81-90.
    Proponents of same-sex marriage often defend their view by appealing to the concept of justice. But a significant argument from justice against same-sex marriage can be made also, as follows. Heterosexual union has special social value because it is the indispensable means by which humans come into existence. What has special social value deserves special recognition and sanction. Civil ordinances that recognize same-sex marriage as comparable to heterosexual marriage constitute a rejection of the special social value of heterosexual unions, and (...)
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    James S. Spiegel (2003). The Moral Irony of Humility. Logos 6 (1).
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    James S. Spiegel (1998). A Passion for Wisdom. Teaching Philosophy 21 (4):412-413.
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    James S. Spiegel (2013). Why Flatulence is Funny. Think 12 (35):15-24.
    Toot. Pass gas. Break wind. Cut the cheese. Float an air biscuit. Burp from behind. Blow the brown horn. The backfire, bant, bucksnort, booty bomb, colon cologne, drifter, fanny bubble, gasser, gurgler, moon beam, nether belch, pants puffer, pooh tune, rip-snort, sphincter whistle, thunder dumpling, tush tickler, and trouser cough. These are synonyms for a bodily function that is as natural as breathing, eating, or sleeping. Yet unlike other physiological functions, the ‘flatus’ is a source of endless humor – perhaps (...)
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    James S. Spiegel (1999). The Puzzle of Evil. Teaching Philosophy 22 (3):317-319.
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    James S. Spiegel (1996). The Theological Orthodoxy of Berkeley's Immaterialism. Faith and Philosophy 13 (2):216-235.
    Ever since George Berkeley first published Principles of Human Knowledge his metaphysics has been opposed by, among others, some Christian philosophers who allege that his ideas fly in the face of orthodox Christian belief. The irony is that Berkeley’s entire professional career is marked by an unwavering commitment to demonstrating the reasonableness of the Christian faith. In fact, Berkeley’s immaterialist metaphysical system can be seen as an apologetic device. In this paper, I inquire into the question whether Berkeley’s immaterialist metaphysics (...)
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    James S. Spiegel (2015). Annihilation, Everlasting Torment, and Divine Justice. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 76 (3):241-248.
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    R. Douglas Geivett & James S. Spiegel, Liberation Through Sensuality: Cinematic Moral Vision in an Age of Feeling.
    The aim of this paper is to cast light upon the moral vision—the vision of what is good and what is obligatory —that governs many if not most of the motion pictures produced in the United States in recent years. I especially have in mind productions such as Pleasantville, Cider House Rules , and American Beauty , and will give special attention to these three movies in what follows. But the phenomenon in question extends far beyond these cases. The basic (...)
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  9. James S. Spiegel & Ryan M. Pflum (2009). Dialogue and Disagreement in the Christian Community. In Matthew J. Morgan (ed.), The Impact of 9/11 on Religion and Philosophy. Palgrave Macmillan
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