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  1. John Zeis (unknown). Evidentialism and Faith: Believing in Order to Know. :185-200.
    Evidentialism is generally taken to be a position which is not friendly to a religious epistemology. However, in this paper, I will argue for a religious epistemology which is compatible with fundamental tenets of an evidentialist position on epistemic justification. It is a position which entails both a “will to believe” which goes beyond the standard evidentialist principles governing the appropriate doxastic attitude towards a proposition, but nonetheless satisfies epistemic principles at the basis of an evidentialist position on justification. If (...)
     
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  2. John Zeis (2013). A Rawlsian Pro-Life Argument Against Vegetarianism. International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (1):63-71.
    Animal rights and vegetarianism for ethical reasons are positions gaining in influence in contemporary American culture. Although I think that certain rights for animals are consistent with and even entailed by the Catholic understanding of morality, vegetarianism is not. There is a plausible argument for an omnivorous diet from a Rawlsian original position. It is in direct contradiction to the Rawlsian-influenced ethical vegetarianism espoused by Mark Rowlands. Vegetarianism is not the moral high ground: ethical vegetarianism is in fact contrary to (...)
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  3. John Zeis (2013). Holding the Faith True. Res Philosophica 90 (2):161-170.
    In this paper, I argue that the objections to both doxastic volitionism and doxastic voluntarism fail. Objections to doxastic volitionism and doxastic voluntarismassume a generic notion of belief, a notion which covers both beliefs about things which we know or think we know or are evident to us, as well as beliefs which have some degree of credence but are not clearly evident to the subject. The generic notion of belief includes both sorts of beliefs, but the position against doxastic (...)
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  4. John Zeis (2010). Evidentialism Versus Faith. Social Epistemology 24 (1):1 – 13.
    In his Epistula , Saint Augustine seems to suggest an epistemic position that is antithetical to an evidentialist position on epistemic justification. However, I think it can be shown that even if evidentialism is taken to be the preferred method of epistemic justification, an epistemic position that incorporates a faith which is grounded in the truth and produces knowledge is epistemologically justified. Evidentialist objections to such a faith-grounded position founder on principles that even the staunchest defenders of an evidentialist theory (...)
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  5. John Zeis (2010). Response to Anderson. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (3):619-624.
    In a recent article in this journal, Robert Anderson criticizes my position in the Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 2004, whereinI argued for the justification of certain kinds of actions even though they involve the killing of innocents. He does not adequately assess the salient features of thekinds of cases I was defending, and he ignores my use of Philippa Foot’s distinction between the demands of justice and charity in characterizing the morally relevant principles involved in such cases. (...)
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  6. John Zeis (2006). Evidentialism and Faith. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80:185-200.
    Evidentialism is generally taken to be a position which is not friendly to a religious epistemology. However, in this paper, I will argue for a religious epistemology which is compatible with fundamental tenets of an evidentialist position on epistemic justification. It is a position which entails both a “will to believe” which goes beyond the standard evidentialist principles governing the appropriate doxastic attitude towards a proposition, but nonetheless satisfies epistemic principles at the basis of an evidentialist position on justification. If (...)
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  7. John Zeis (2006). Intelligence and the Philosophy of Mind. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80:185-200.
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  8. John Zeis (2004). Killing Innocents and the Doctrine of Double Effect. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 78:133-144.
    Catholic moral philosophy requires an absolute prohibition against the direct killing of innocents. In this paper I consider some examples of justified actionswhich involve the killing of innocent persons and will present them as cases about which I am confident many others will share the same intuitions. I willthen try to show what conditions apply in such cases that justify those intuitions. I will argue that their justification is in accordance with a modified version of theFinnis, Grisez, Boyle interpretation of (...)
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  9. John Zeis (2003). Completing Kornblith's Project. International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (1):67-90.
    In his Inductive Inference and Its Natural Ground: An Essay in Naturalistic Epistemology, Hilary Kornblith presents an argument for the justification of induction that is bold, brilliant, and plausible, but radically incomplete. In the development of this position, Kornblith relies heavily on the philosophical work of Richard Boyd as well as on some empirical psychological studies. As Kornblith sees it, the philosophical position entailed by his proposed solution to the problem is a thoroughgoing, realistic, scientific materialism. I will argue that (...)
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  10. John Zeis (2003). Mind, Metaphysics, and Value in the Thomistic and Analytic Traditions. International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (3):379-381.
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  11. John Zeis (1999). Experience of God and the Rationality of Theistic Belief. Faith and Philosophy 16 (2):259-264.
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  12. John Zeis (1998). Plantinga's Theory of Warrant. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 72 (1):23-38.
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  13. Jonathan Jacobs & John Zeis (1997). Form and Cognition. The Monist 80 (4):539-557.
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  14. John Zeis (1995). Warrant and Form. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 69:157-169.
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  15. John Zeis (1994). The Epistemic Passage of the Five Ways. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 68:73-84.
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  16. John Zeis (1994). Truth-Warranted Manifestation Beliefs. Faith and Philosophy 11 (3):436-451.
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  17. John Zeis (1994). Volitionalism and the Virtue of Faith. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (1):57-71.
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  18. John Zeis (1993). A Trinity on a Trinity on a Trinity. Sophia 32 (1):45 - 55.
    Using Geach’s Principle of the Relativity of Identity, the doctrine of the trinity is defended against charges of inconsistency put forward by David Wiggins and Richard Cartwright.
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  19. John Zeis (1992). Theism and Moral Objectivity. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 66 (4):429-445.
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  20. Jonathan Jacobs & John Zeis (1990). The Unity of the Vices. The Thomist 54 (4):641-653.
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  21. John Zeis (1990). A Critique of Plantinga's Theological Foundationalism. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 28 (3):173 - 189.
    I think that the epistemological theory presented by Plantinga would be more plausible if it were amended in a way that would be consistent with the no-foundations view suggested above. We have considered in detail his conception of basic beliefs in Section II above, and noted that his conception of basicality was obscure. For Plantinga, beliefs are basic only under certain conditions, and this is an obscure notion of basicality because unlike basic beliefs in a more traditional foundationalist theory, there (...)
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  22. John Zeis (1987). The Vindication of Theism. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1 (4):280 - 290.
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  23. John Zeis (1986). Ross's Antinomy and Modal Arguments for God's Existence. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 20 (2/3):159 - 164.
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  24. John Zeis (1986). To Hell with Freedom. Sophia 25 (1):41-48.
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  25. John Zeis (1984). The Concept of Eternity. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16 (1):61 - 71.
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  26. John Zeis & Jonathan Jacobs (1983). Omnipotence and Concurrence. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (1):17 - 23.
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