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  1. Louis Caruana (2011). Universal Claims. Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 16 (1).
    Claims are universal when they are not dependent on when and where they are made. Mathematics and the natural sciences are the typical disciplines that allow such claims to be made. Is the striving for universal claims in other disciplines justifi ed? Those who attempt to answer this question in the affi rmative often argue that it is justifi ed when mathematics and the natural sciences are taken as the model for other disciplines. In this paper I challenge this position (...)
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  2. Louis Caruana (2010). Is Religion Undermined By Evolutionary Arguments? European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (1):85 - 106.
    I examine three major antireligious arguments that are often proposed in various forms by cognitive and evolutionary scientists, and indicate possible responses to them. A fundamental problem with the entire debate arises because the term "religion" is too vague. So I reformulate the debate in terms of a less vague central concept: faith. Referring mainly to Aquinas on faith, I proceed by evaluating how the previously mentioned cognitive and evolutionary arguments fare when dealing with faith. The results show that some (...)
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  3. Louis Caruana (2010). In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence, by John Teehan. [REVIEW] Ars Disputandi 10.
     
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  4. Louis Caruana (2009). The Force of Counter-Evidence in Science and Religion. International Philosophical Quarterly 49 (3):361-374.
    The role of empirical evidence in scientific and in religious discourse has been revisited in a recent paper by John Worrall, who argues for the overlap between these two types of discourse and for the superiority of the former. His main thesis is that the epistemic attitude of natural science is superior because it is essentially related to evidence and falsifiability, whereby the search for counter-evidence is taken as the primary driving force for research. The epistemic attitude of religion, on (...)
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  5. Louis Caruana (2008). Catholic Physics: Jesuit Natural Philosophy in Early Modern Germany. By Marcus Hellyer. Heythrop Journal 49 (4):683–685.
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  6. Louis Caruana (2008). The Intelligibility of Nature: How Science Makes Sense of the World. By Peter Dear. Heythrop Journal 49 (4):702–703.
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  7. Louis Caruana, Abstraction and the Environment.
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  8. Louis Caruana, A Christian Evaluation of Scientific Attitudes.
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  9. Louis Caruana, Extrapolation and Scientific Truth.
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  10. Louis Caruana, Is Science Eliminating Ordinary Talk?
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  11. Louis Caruana, John von Neumann's 'Impossibility Proof' in a Historical Perspective.
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  12. Louis Caruana, Managing Dialogue in Terms of Belief and Acceptance.
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  13. Louis Caruana, Minimal Realism.
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  14. Louis Caruana, Nature and Divinity: The Impact of Science on the Concept of God.
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  15. Louis Caruana, Realism and Rule-Following.
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  16. Louis Caruana, Science and Ethics: Tracing Parallels and Contrasts.
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  17. Louis Caruana & Y. Cho, Euthanasia: Considerations Regarding Depression and Ethics.
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  18. Louis Caruana (2006). Science and Ethics: Tracing Parallels and Contrasts Between Science, Relativism and Utilitarianism. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 62 (1):119 - 136.
    In its first section, dedicated to the topic science and relativism, the article argues against those who hold that science is absolutist while ethics is relativist. The point made is that the two disciplines are not all that different. There is an element of objectivity and an element of relativity in both. The article insists that there are two plausible ways in which these elements may be appreciated in both disciplines. The first way involves an analysis of precedents; the second (...)
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  19. Louis Caruana (2005). God's Eternity and Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 61 (1):89 - 112.
    Max Jammer has recently proposed a model of God's eternity based on the special theory of relativity, offering it as an example of how theologians should take into account what physicists say about the world. I start evaluating this proposal by a quick look at the classic Boethius-Aquinas model of divine eternity. The major objection I advance against Jammer refers to Einstein's subtle kind of realism. I offer various reasons to show that Einstein's realism was minimal. Moreover, even this minimal (...)
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  20. Louis Caruana (2004). Wittgenstein and the Status of Contradictions. In A. Coliva & E. Picardi (eds.), Wittgenstein Today.
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  21. Louis Caruana (2003). Science Interacting With Philosophy: The Case of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Gregorianum 84 (3):584-616.
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  22. Louis Caruana (2002). Dialogue Between Science and Theology: Some New Developments. Gregorianum 83:773-777.
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  23. Louis Caruana (2002). Science and Progress: Some Recent Views. Gregorianum 83 (1):145-163.
    La réflexion philosophique sur l'idée de progrès est en train de subir une reprise, surtout à cause de l'intérêt renouvelé pour les implications larges de la théorie de l'évolution biologique et dans l'applicabilité de cette théorie à l'épistémologie. Dans cet article, l'intérêt principal se situe autour de deux questions: Quel type de concept est en jeu quand on emploie le mot «progrès»? Le mot refère-t-il à un processus qui pourrait être découvert empiriquement? Dans la première section, plusieurs manières de comprendre (...)
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  24. Louis Caruana (2000). Holism and the Understanding of Science Integrating the Analytical, Historical and Sociological. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  25. Louis Caruana (1998). Questions Concerning Science, Theology, and the Environment. Gregorianum 79 (1):149-161.
    L'interaction entre la science et la théologie est souvent considérée comme une interaction concernant leurs affirmations. Cet article examine comment cette interaction peut concerner leurs questions. Les questions concernant l'environnement seront le point focal parce que nous vivons dans un temps où la pertinence de ces questions augmente, et cette augmentation continuera probablement jusqu'à ce qu'elles soient prises au sérieux comme il le faut. La première étape de la discussion est une application d'un aspect de la philosophie de la science (...)
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  26. Sadhbh O' Neill, Louis Caruana, Gayle Kenny & Garin V. Dowd (1997). Books Briefly Noted. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 5 (2):341 – 346.
    This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment Edited by Roger S. Gottlieb Routledge, 1996. Pp. 673. ISBN 0-415-91233-4. 45.00 (hbk) 16.99 (pbk) Moderate Realism and its Logic By D.W. Mertz Yale University Press, 1996. Pp. xvi + 310. ISBN 0-300-06561-2. 27.50 (hbk) William James Remembered Edited by Linda Simon University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Pp. 275. ISBN 0-8032-4248-4. 28.50 (hbk). Cybermonde: La politique du pire. Entretien avec Philippe Petit. By Paul Virilio Les ditions Textuel, 1996.pp. 110. ISBN 2-909317-21-8. FF 79 (pbk).
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  27. Louis Caruana (1996). Beyond the Internal Realist's Conceptual Scheme. Metaphilosophy 27 (3):296-301.
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  28. Louis Caruana (1996). The Many Faces of Science: An Introduction to Scientists, Values and Society. [REVIEW] International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Isps 10 (2):173.
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  29. Louis Caruana, Sam Ingus & Brendan Larvor (1996). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 10 (2):173-179.
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  30. Thomas Schmidt, Jens Timmermann, Brendan Larvor, Samir Okasha, Peter Goldie, Louis Caruana, Hasok Chang, Paul Castell & Rom Harré (1996). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 10 (1):67-90.
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