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  1. Jeff Jordan (forthcoming). William Wood: Blaise Pascal on Duplicity, Sin, and the Fall: The Secret Instinct. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion:1-4.
    William Wood’s study, Blaise Pascal on duplicity, sin, and the fall, is an in-depth exploration of Pascal’s views of sin, human fallenness, and self-deception. While Wood is a tutorial fellow in Theology at Oriel College, Oxford University, his book engages work in analytic philosophy, as well as historical theology. Concisely put, according to Pascal, sin is a kind of idolatry, with some created thing replacing God as the sinner’s highest good. This replacement involves a turning away from the truth, as (...)
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  2. Jeff Jordan (2013). Rationality and Religious Commitment, by Robert Audi. Faith and Philosophy 30 (3):364-368.
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  3. Jeff Jordan (2013). The No-Minimum Argument and Satisficing: A Reply to Chris Dragos. Religious Studies:1-8.
    Chris Dragos has recently presented two objections to criticisms I've published against Peter van Inwagen's No-Minimum argument. He also suggests that the best way to criticize the No-Minimum argument is via the concept of divine satisficing. In this article I argue that both of Dragos's objections fail, and I question whether satisficing is relevant to the viability of the No-Minimum argument.
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  4. Jeff Jordan (2012). The Topography of Divine Love. Faith and Philosophy 29 (1):53-69.
    It is widely thought that God must love each and every human to the same depth and degree. This proposition plays a prominent role in influential versionsof the problem of evil, and in theistic attempts to answer the problem of evil. A common reason cited in support of the idea of God’s loving equally every human is that a perfect being would possess every great-making property and loving equally every human would be a great-making property. It is the argument of (...)
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  5. Jeff Jordan (2011). Is the No-Minimum Claim True? Reply to Cullison. Religious Studies 47 (1):125 - 127.
    Is the no-minimum claim true? I have argued that it is not. Andrew Cullison contends that my argument fails, since human sentience is variable; while Michael Schrynemakers has contended that the failure is my neglect of vagueness. Both, I argue, are wrong.
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  6. Jeff Jordan (2009). Review of William L. Rowe on Philosophy of Religion: Selected Writings , Edited by Nick Trakakis. [REVIEW] Sophia 48 (4):495-496.
    ‘William L. Rowe on Philosophy of Religion’ edited by Nick Trakakis, collects 30 papers of William Rowe's important work in the philosophy of religion. I review this collection, and offer an objection of one of Rowe's arguments.
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  7. Jeff Jordan & Gwen Roland (2009). Daniel Imhoff and Jo Ann Baumgartner (Eds.): Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature: Essays in Conservation-Based Agriculture. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 26 (1-2):145-146.
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  8. Jeff Jordan (2008). John Bishop Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief. (Oxford:Clarendon Press, 2007). Pp. XII+250. £35.00; $65.00 (Hbk). ISBN 978 0 19 920554. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 44 (2):238-242.
  9. Jeff Jordan (2006). Does Skeptical Theism Lead to Moral Skepticism? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (2):403 - 417.
    The evidential argument from evil seeks to show that suffering is strong evidence against theism. The core idea of the evidential argument is that we know of innocent beings suffering for no apparent good reason. Perhaps the most common criticism of the evidential argument comes from the camp of skeptical theism, whose lot includes William Alston, Alvin Plantinga, and Stephen Wykstra. According to skeptical theism the limits of human knowledge concerning the realm of goods, evils, and the connections between values, (...)
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  10. Jeff Jordan (2006). Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God. Oxford University Press.
    Is it reasonable to believe in God even in the absence of strong evidence that God exists? Pragmatic arguments for theism are designed to support belief even if one lacks evidence that theism is more likely than not. Jeff Jordan proposes that there is a sound version of the most well-known argument of this kind, Pascal's Wager, and explores the issues involved - in epistemology, the ethics of belief, decision theory, and theology.
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  11. Jeff Jordan (2005). The Cambridge Companion to Pascal. Review of Metaphysics 58 (4):898-900.
  12. Jeff Jordan (2004). Divine Love and Human Suffering. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 56 (2/3):169 - 178.
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  13. Jeff Jordan (2003). Evil and Van Inwagen. Faith and Philosophy 20 (2):236-239.
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  14. Jeff Jordan (2002). Pascal's Wagers. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):213–223.
    Pascal is best known among philosophers for his wager in support of Christian belief. Since Ian Hacking’s classic article on the wager, three versions of the wager have been recognized within the concise paragraphs of the Pensées. In what follows I argue that there is a fourth to be found there, a version that in many respects anticipates the argument of William James in his 1896 essay “The Will to Believe.” This fourth wager argument, I contend, differs from the better-known (...)
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  15. Jeff Jordan (2001). Blocking Rowe's New Evidential Argument From Evil. Religious Studies 37 (4):435 - 449.
    The first part of this paper exposits William Rowe's latest version of the evidential argument from evil. Integral to this new version is what we can call the 'level-playing field' requirement, which regulates probability values. It is the argument of the second part of this paper that either the two premises of the new version are regulated by the level-playing-field requirement or they're not. If they are both regulated, then no one would be in position to rationally accept one (...)
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  16. Jeff Jordan (2001). Why Friends Shouldn't Let Friends Be Eaten: An Argument for Vegetarianism. Social Theory and Practice 27 (2):309-322.
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  17. Jeff Jordan (2000). David O'Connor, God and Inscrutable Evil: In Defense of Theism and Atheism. Lanham, MD 1997. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 48 (1):61-64.
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  18. Wayne L. Shebilske, Jeffrey A. Jordan, Barry P. Goettl & Eric A. Day (1999). Cognitive and Social Influences in Training Teams for Complex Skills. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 5 (3):227.
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  19. Jeff Jordan (1998). Pascal's Wager Revisited. Religious Studies 34 (4):419-431.
    Pascal's wager attempts to provide a prudential reason in support of the rationality of believing that God exists. The wager employs the idea that the utility of theistic belief, if true, is infinite, and in this way, the expected utility of theism swamps that of any of its rivals. Not surprisingly the wager generates more than a good share of philosophical criticism. In this essay I examine two recent objections levelled against the wager and I argue that each fails. Following (...)
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  20. Jeff Jordan (1997). Religious Reasons and Public Reasons. Public Affairs Quarterly 11 (3):245-254.
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  21. Daniel Howard-Snyder & Jeff Jordan (eds.) (1996). Faith, Freedom, and Rationality: Philosophy of Religion Today. Rowman and Littlefield.
    This collection of essays is dedicated to William Rowe, with great affection, respect, and admiration. The philosophy of religion, once considered a deviation from an otherwise analytically rigorous discipline, has flourished over the past two decades. This collection of new essays by twelve distinguished philosophers of religion explores three broad themes: religious attitudes of faith, belief, acceptance, and love; human and divine freedom; and the rationality of religious belief. Contributors include: William Alston, Robert Audi, Jan Cover, Martin Curd, Peter van (...)
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  22. Jeff Jordan (1996). Pragmatic Arguments and Belief. American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (4):409 - 420.
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  23. Jeff Jordan (1995). Is It Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality? Journal of Social Philosophy 26 (1):39-52.
  24. Jeff Jordan (ed.) (1994). Gambling on God: Essays on Pascal’s Wager. Rowman & Littlefield.
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  25. Jeff Jordan (1994). The St. Petersburg Paradox and Pascal's Wager. Philosophia 23 (1-4):207-222.
  26. Jeff Jordan (1993). The Problem of Divine Exclusivity. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 33 (2):89 - 101.
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  27. Jeffrey Jordan (1993). Pascal's Wager and the Problem of Infinite Utilities. Faith and Philosophy 10 (1):49-59.
  28. Jeff Jordan (1992). The Doctrine of Conservation and Free-Will Defence. Sophia 31 (1-2):59-64.
  29. Jeff Jordan (1991). Duff and the Wager. Analysis 51 (3):174 - 176.
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  30. Jeff Jordan (1991). Hume, Tillotson, and Dialogue XII. Hume Studies 17 (2):125-139.
  31. Jeff Jordan (1991). New Perspectives on Old-Time Religion. International Philosophical Quarterly 31 (1):116-119.
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  32. Jeff Jordan (1991). The Many-Gods Objection and Pascal's Wager. International Philosophical Quarterly 31 (3):309-317.
  33. Jeff Jordan (1991). Why Negative Rights Only? Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (2):245-255.
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  34. Jeff Jordan (1990). The Doctrine of Double Effect and Affirmative Action. Journal of Applied Philosophy 7 (2):213-216.
  35. Jeff Jordan (1990). Kenny and Religious Experience. Sophia 29 (3):10-20.
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  36. Jeff Jordan (1989). Readings in the Philosophical Problems of Parapsychology. Teaching Philosophy 12 (3):296-297.