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  1. Michael J. Almeida (2013). A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil. [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (3):607-610.
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  2. Michael J. Almeida (2013). A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil by Gleeson Andrew. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (3):607 - 610.
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  3. Michael J. Almeida (2013). A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil, by Andrew Gleeson: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, Pp. Ix+ 172, US $85.00 (Hardcover). [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-4.
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  4. Michael J. Almeida (2012). Freedom, God, and Worlds. Oxford University Press.
    A Moderate Anselmian Plea -- Metaphysical Atheological Arguments and the Free Will Defense -- Three Important Objections -- Unrestricted Actualization, Freedom and Morally Perfect Worlds -- The Logical Problem of Evil Redux -- Four Important Objections -- Four More Objections -- Redeeming Worlds -- Conclusions.
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  5. Michael J. Almeida (2012). The Logical Problem of Evil Regained. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 36 (1):163-176.
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  6. Michael J. Almeida (2010). Discussion Note: Chance, Epistemic Probability and Saving Lives: Reply to Bradley. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 2010:1-1.
     
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  7. Michael J. Almeida (2009). On Evil's Vague Necessity. In Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed.), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion: Volume 2. Oup Oxford.
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  8. Michael J. Almeida, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Kim Atkins, Catriona Mac-Kenzie, Randall E. Auxier, Phillip S. Seng, Desmond Avery & H. E. Baber (2009). Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to David Boersema, Review Editor, Department of Philosophy, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116. Teaching Philosophy 32 (4):427.
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  9. C. Fred Alford, Michael J. Almeida, Chrisoula Andreou, Maria Antonaccio, Christopher Bennett, Ben Bradley, Elizabeth Brake, Sarah Broadie, Baruch Brody & Nicholas Buccola (2008). Referees for Volume 5. Journal of Moral Philosophy 5:465-466.
     
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  10. Michael J. Almeida (2008). On Vague Eschatology. Faith and Philosophy 25 (4):359-375.
    Ted Sider’s Proportionality of Justice condition requires that any two moral agents instantiating nearly the same moral state be treated in nearly the same way. I provide a countermodel in supervaluation semantics to the proportionality of justice condition. It is possible that moral agents S and S' are in nearly the same moral state, S' is beyond all redemption and S is not. It is consistent with perfect justice then that moral agents that are not beyond redemption go determinately to (...)
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  11. Michael J. Almeida (2008). The Enlargement of Life: Moral Imagination at Work – John Kekes. Philosophical Quarterly 58 (231):374–377.
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  12. Michael J. Almeida (2008). The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings. Routledge.
    Atheistic arguments from improvability -- Rational choice and no best world -- On evil's vague necessity -- The problem of no maximum evil -- On the logic of imperfection -- Supervenience, divine freedom, and absolute orderings -- Vague eschatology -- Theistic modal realism, multiverses, and hyperspace.
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  13. Michael J. Almeida (2006). On Stone's Evidential Atheism. Theoria 72 (1):5-22.
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  14. Co-Written & Michael J. Almeida (2006). Evidential Arguments From Evil. In Graham Robert Oppy (ed.), Arguing About Gods. Cambridge University Press.
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  15. Michael J. Almeida (2005). Is It Impossible to Be Moral? Dialogue 44 (1):3-13.
    Recent work in moral theory includes an intriguing new argument that the vagueness of moral properties, together with two well-known and well-received metaethical principles, entails the incredible conclusion that it is impossible to be moral. I show that the argument equivocates between “it is true that A and B are morally indistinguishable” and “it is not false that A and B are morally indistinguishable.” As expected the argument is interesting but unsound. It is therefore not impossible to be moral.Les travaux (...)
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  16. Michael J. Almeida (2004). Ideal Worlds and the Transworld Untrustworthy. Religious Studies 40 (1):113-123.
    The celebrated free-will defence was designed to show that the ideal-world thesis presents no challenge to theism. The ideal-world thesis states that, in any world in which God exists, He can actualize a world containing moral good and no moral evil. I consider an intriguing two-stage argument that Michael Bergmann advances for the free-will defence, and show that the argument provides atheologians with no reason to abandon the ideal-world thesis. I show next that the existence of worlds in which every (...)
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  17. Michael J. Almeida (2004). Review of" Intuitions as Evidence". [REVIEW] Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):3.
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  18. Michael J. Almeida (2004). Supervenience and Property-Identical Divine-Command Theory. Religious Studies 40 (3):323-333.
    Property-identical divine-command theory (PDCT) is the view that being obligatory is identical to being commanded by God in just the way that being water is identical to being H2O. If these identity statements are true, then they express necessary a posteriori truths. PDCT has been defended in Robert M. Adams (1987) and William Alston (1990). More recently Mark C. Murphy (2002) has argued that property-identical divine-command theory is inconsistent with two well-known and well-received theses: the free-command thesis and the supervenience (...)
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  19. Michael J. Almeida (2003). Rowe's Argument From Freedom. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 53 (2):83-91.
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  20. Michael J. Almeida & Graham Oppy (2003). Sceptical Theism and Evidential Arguments From Evil. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (4):496 – 516.
    Sceptical theists--e.g., William Alston and Michael Bergmann--have claimed that considerations concerning human cognitive limitations are alone sufficient to undermine evidential arguments from evil. We argue that, if the considerations deployed by sceptical theists are sufficient to undermine evidential arguments from evil, then those considerations are also sufficient to undermine inferences that play a crucial role in ordinary moral reasoning. If cogent, our argument suffices to discredit sceptical theist responses to evidential arguments from evil.
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  21. Michael J. Almeida & Neal D. Judisch (2002). A New Cosmological Argument Undone. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 51 (1):55-64.
    There is an intriguing recent effort to develop a valid cosmological argument on the basis of quite minimal assumptions.1 Indeed, the basis of the new cosmological argument is so slight that it is likely to make even a conscientious theist suspicious – to say nothing of our vigilant atheists. In Section 1 we present the background assumptions and central premises of the new cosmological argument. We are sympathetic to the conclusion that there necessarily exists an intelligent and powerful creator of (...)
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  22. Michael J. Almeida (2000). Why We Ought to Be a Little Less Beneficent. Analysis 60 (265):97–106.
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  23. Michael J. Almeida & Mark H. Bernstein (2000). Opportunistic Carnivorism. Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (2):205–211.
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  24. Michael J. Almeida (1999). Too Much (and Not Enough) of a Good Thing: How Agent Neutral Principles Fail in Prisoner's Dilemmas. Philosophical Studies 94 (3):309-328.
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  25. Michael J. Almeida (1998). Refuting Van Inwagen's 'Refutation': Evidentialism Again. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 44 (1):23 - 29.
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  26. Michael J. Almeida (1996). Ethics and the Good Life. Teaching Philosophy 19 (1):87-90.
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  27. Michael J. Almeida (1995). Moral Questions. [REVIEW] Teaching Philosophy 18 (1):83-85.
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  28. Michael J. Almeida (1994). Collective Rationality and Simple Utilitarian Theories. Dialogue 33 (03):363-.
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  29. Michael J. Almeida, Robert D. Valin, Marc Moens, Johan M. Lammens, William A. Foley & Colin Renfrew (1994). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 4 (1):103-128.
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  30. Michael J. Almeida (1992). The Paradoxes of Feldman's Neo-Utilitarianism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 70 (4):455 – 468.
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  31. Michael J. Almeida (1990). Deontic Logic and the Possibility of Moral Conflict. Erkenntnis 33 (1):57 - 71.
    Standard dyadic deontic logic (as well as standard deontic logic) has recently come under attack by moral philosophers who maintain that the axioms of standard dyadic deontic logic are biased against moral theories which generate moral conflicts. Since moral theories which generate conflicts are at least logically tenable, it is argued, standard dyadic deontic logic should be modified so that the set of logically possible moral theories includes those which generate such conflicts. I argue that (1) there are only certain (...)
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  32. Michael J. Almeida (1989). Deontic Problems with Prohibition Dilemmas. Logique Et Analyse 32 (128):163-175.
     
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