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  1. Nathan Ballantyne & Joshua C. Thurow (2013). Moral Intuitionism Defeated? American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (4):411-422.
    Walter Sinnott-Armstrong has developed and progressively refined an argument against moral intuitionism—the view on which some moral beliefs enjoy non-inferential justification. He has stated his argument in a few different forms, but the basic idea is straightforward. To start with, Sinnott-Armstrong highlights facts relevant to the truth of moral beliefs: such beliefs are sometimes biased, influenced by various irrelevant factors, and often subject to disagreement. Given these facts, Sinnott-Armstrong infers that many moral beliefs are false. What then shall we think (...)
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  2. Albert Casullo & Joshua C. Thurow (eds.) (2013). The A Priori in Philosophy. OUP Oxford.
    For centuries philosophers have attached much importance to a priori knowledge, but recent work in epistemology and experimental philosophy has questioned this. Leading philosophers discuss explanations of the a priori, challenges to its existence, the status of intuition, and the justification of belief--topics at the centre of current debate.
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  3. Joshua C. Thurow (2013). Does Cognitive Science Show Belief in God to Be Irrational? The Epistemic Consequences of the Cognitive Science of Religion. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 74 (1):77-98.
    The last 15 years or so has seen the development of a fascinating new area of cognitive science: the cognitive science of religion (CSR). Scientists in this field aim to explain religious beliefs and various other religious human activities by appeal to basic cognitive structures that all humans possess. The CSR scientific theories raise an interesting philosophical question: do they somehow show that religious belief, more specifically belief in a god of some kind, is irrational? In this paper I investigate (...)
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  4. Joshua C. Thurow (2013). Intuition Theory of the A Priori, with Implications for Experimental Philosophy. In Albert Casullo & Joshua C. Thurow (eds.), The a Priori in Philosophy. Oup Oxford. 67.
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  5. Joshua C. Thurow (2013). Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments, by C. Stephen Evans. Faith and Philosophy 30 (2):221-224.
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  6. Joshua C. Thurow (2013). The Defeater Version of Benacerraf's Problem for a Priori Knowledge. Synthese 190 (9):1587-1603.
    Paul Benacerraf’s argument that mathematical realism is apparently incompatible with mathematical knowledge has been widely thought to also show that a priori knowledge in general is problematic. Although many philosophers have rejected Benacerraf’s argument because it assumes a causal theory of knowledge, some maintain that Benacerraf nevertheless put his finger on a genuine problem, even though he didn’t state the problem in its most challenging form. After diagnosing what went wrong with Benacerraf’s argument, I argue that a new, more challenging, (...)
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  7. Joshua C. Thurow (2012). Does Religious Disagreement Actually Aid the Case for Theism? In Jake Chandler & Victoria Harrison (eds.), Probability in the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford.
  8. Joshua C. Thurow (2009). The a Priori Defended: A Defense of the Generality Argument. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 146 (2):273 - 289.
    One of Laurence BonJour’s main arguments for the existence of the a priori is an argument that a priori justification is indispensable for making inferences from experience to conclusions that go beyond experience. This argument has recently come under heavy fire from Albert Casullo, who has dubbed BonJour’s argument, “The Generality Argument.” In this paper I (i) defend the Generality Argument against Casullo’s criticisms, and (ii) develop a new, more plausible, version of the Generality Argument in response to some other (...)
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  9. Joshua C. Thurow (2008). Christian Philosophical Theology. [REVIEW] Faith and Philosophy 25 (1):113-116.
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