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    Damian Cox, Marguerite La Caze & Michael Levine (2003). Integrity and the Fragile Self. Ashgate.
    This book examines the centrality of integrity in relation to a variety of philosophical and psychological concerns that impinge upon the ethical life.
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    Michael P. Levine & Jacqueline Boaks (2013). What Does Ethics Have to Do with Leadership? Journal of Business Ethics 124 (2):1-18.
    Accounts of leadership in relation to ethics can and do go wrong in several ways that may lead us too quickly into thinking there is a tighter relationship between ethics and leadership than we have reason to believe. Firstly, these accounts can be misled by the centrality of values talk in recent discussions of leadership into thinking that values of a particular kind are sufficient for leadership. Secondly, the focus on character in recent leadership accounts can lead to a similar (...)
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  3. Michael P. Levine (1994). Pantheism: A Non-Theistic Concept of Deity. Routledge.
    Many people who do not believe in God believe that 'everything is God' - that everything is part of an all-inclusive divine unity. In Pantheism , this concept is presented as a legitimate position and its philosophical basis is examined. Michael Levine compares it to theism, and discusses the scope for resolving the problems inherent in theism through pantheism. He also considers the implications of pantheism in terms of practice. This book will appeal to those who study philosophy or theology. (...)
     
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  4. Michael W. Levine & Jeremy M. Shefner (1991). Fundamentals of Sensation and Perception. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
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    Michael P. Levine (2000). Contemporary Christian Analytic Philosophy of Religion: Biblical Fundamentalism, Terrible Solutions to a Horrible Problem, and Hearing God. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 48 (2):89-119.
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    Michael Levine (2012). The Positive Function of Evil? Philosophical Papers 41 (1):149-165.
    Philosophical Papers, Volume 41, Issue 1, Page 149-165, March 2012.
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    Michael Levine, Miracles. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Michael P. Levine (1987). What Does Death Have to Do with the Meaning of Life?: MICHAEL P. LEVINE. Religious Studies 23 (4):457-465.
    Philosophers often distinguish in some way between two senses of life's meaning. Paul Edwards terms these a ‘cosmic’ and ‘terrestrial’ sense. The cosmic sense is that of an overall purpose of which our lives are a part and in terms of which our lives must be understood and our purposes and interests arranged. This overall purpose is often identified with God's divine scheme, but the two need not necessarily be equated. The terrestrial sense of meaning is the meaning people find (...)
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    Michael P. Levine (1987). What Does Death Have to Do with the Meaning of Life? Religious Studies 23 (4):457 - 465.
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    Michael Levine (1997). Bayesian Analyses of Hume's Argument Concerning Miracles. Philosophy and Theology 10 (1):101-106.
    Bayesian analyses are prominent among recent and allegedly novel interpretations of Hume’s argument against the justified belief in miracles. However, since there is no consensus on just what Hume’s argument is any Bayesian analysis will beg crucial issues of interpretation. Apart from independent philosophical arguments—arguments that would undermine the relevance of a Bayesian analysis to the question of the credibility of reports of the miraculous—no such analysis can, in principle, prove that no testimony can (or cannot) establish the credibility of (...)
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    Michael P. Levine (2002). _Hume's Abject Failure: The Argument Against Miracles. [REVIEW] Hume Studies 28 (1):161-167.
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    Michael P. Levine (1994). Pantheism, Theism and the Problem of Evil. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 35 (3):129 - 151.
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    Michael P. Levine (1994). Pantheism, Ethics and Ecology. Environmental Values 3 (2):121 - 138.
    Pantheism is a metaphysical and religious position. Broadly defined it is the view that (1) "God is everything and everything is God ... the world is either identical with God or in some way a self-expression of his nature" (H.P. Owen). Similarly, it is the view that (2) everything that exists constitutes a 'unity' and this all-inclusive unity is in some sense divine (A. MacIntyre). I begin with an account of what the pantheist's ethical position is formally likely to be (...)
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    Michael Levine (1999). Rational Emotion, Emotional Holism, True Love, and Charlie Chaplin. Journal of Philosophical Research 24:487-504.
    This paper begins with an examination of Amelie Rorty’s claim that although “emotions cannot be rational in the narrow sense of being logically derived from accepted premises, they can be deemed rational . . . as ‘appropriately formed to serve our thriving.’” This is the background against which (i) I develop a notion of ‘emotional holism’ based on the aetiology of emotion in infantile phantasy; and (ii) introduce a dark corollary about the likelihood that our emotions do not, on the (...)
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    Michael Levine (1988). Belief in Miracles: Tillotson's Argument Against Transubstantiation as a Model for Hume. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 23 (3):125 - 160.
    HUME THOUGHT THAT WE CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED IN BELIEVING AN EVENT E TO HAVE OCCURRED GIVEN E’S CHARACTERIZATION OF A VIOLATION OF A LAW OF NATURE. HE CLAIMS THAT HE IS USING AN ARGUMENT SIMILAR TO JOHN TILLOTSON’S AGAINST TRANSUBSTANTIATION. A COMPARISON OF HUME’S ARGUMENT WITH TILLOTSON’S CAN HELP IN ANSWERING THE QUESTION OF WHETHER ONE CAN BE JUSTIFIED IN BELIEVING IN A MIRACLE. THE EVIDENTIAL VALUE OF BOTH TESTIMONY FOR, AND FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE OF, AN ALLEGED MIRACLE IS CONSIDERED. I (...)
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    Michael P. Levine (1993). Berkeley: How to Make a Mistake. Philosophia 22 (1-2):29-39.
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    Michael P. Levine (1988). Camus, Hare, and the Meaning of Life. Sophia 27 (3):13-30.
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    Michael P. Levine (1999). The Problem of Evil. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1999:127-146.
    The shift from the logical to the empirical argument from evil against the existence of God has been seen as a victory by analytic philosophers of religion who now seek to establish that the existence of evil fails to make the existence of God improbable. I examine several arguments in an effort to establish the following: (i) Their victory is pyrrhic. They distort the historical, philosophical and religious nature of the problem of evil. (ii) In attempting to refute the empirical (...)
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    Michael P. Levine (1989). Alvin I. Goldman's Epistemology and Cognition: An Introduction. Philosophia 19 (2-3):209-225.
    ‘Epistemics: an enterprise linking traditional epistemology, first with cognitive science and, second, with social scientific and humanistic disciplines that explore the interpersonal and cultural processes impinging on knowledge and belief’ (Epistemology and Cognition, p. vii).
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    Michael P. Levine (2003). Can the Concept of Enlightenment Evolve? Asian Philosophy 13 (2 & 3):115 – 129.
    Those who claim the concept of enlightenment (nibānna) has not evolved must rest their claim on a strong distinction between changing and variant interpretations of the concept on the one hand, and what the term really means or refers to on the other. This paper examines whether all evolution of the concept of enlightenment is best seen as interpretive variation rather than as embodying real notional change - a change in the reference of the term. It is implausible to suppose (...)
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    Michael P. Levine (1992). Pantheism, Substance and Unity. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 32 (1):1 - 23.
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    Michael P. Levine (1989). Mystical Experience and Non-Basically Justified Belief. Religious Studies 25 (3):335 - 345.
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    Michael P. Levine (2002). Hume's Abject Failure. [REVIEW] Hume Studies 28 (1):161-167.
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    Michael Levine, Pantheism. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Michael Levine (1994). Adam's Modified Divine Command Theory of Ethics. Sophia 33 (2):63-77.
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    Damian Cox & Michael P. Levine (2013). 7 Avatar: Racism and Prejudice on Pandora. In Dan Flory & Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo (eds.), Race, Philosophy, and Film. Routledge 50--117.
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    Michael P. Levine (1992). Monism and Pantheism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):95-110.
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    Michael Levine (1996). Must God Create the Best? Sophia 35 (1):28-34.
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    Michael P. Levine (1987). The Deterministic and Ontological Implications of the Logical Entailment Analysis of Causation. Idealistic Studies 17 (1):1-13.
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    Michael P. Levine (1992). Robinson on Berkeley. Idealistic Studies 22 (2):163-178.
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    Michael P. Levine (1986). Formal Foundationalism and Skepticism. Metaphilosophy 17 (1):87–89.
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    Michael P. Levine, Kristine Miller & William Taylor (2004). Introduction: Ethics and Architecture. Philosophical Forum 35 (2):103–115.
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    Saul Newman & Michael P. Levine (2006). War, Politics and Race: Reflections on Violence in the 'War on Terror'. Theoria 53 (110):23-49.
    The authors argue that the 'war on terror' marks the ultimate convergence of war with politics, and the virtual collapse of any meaningful distinction between them. Not only does it signify the breakdown of international relations norms but also the militarization of internal life and political discourse. They explore the 'genealogy' of this situation firstly through the notion of the 'state of exception'—in which sovereign violence becomes indistinct from the law that is supposed to curtail it—and secondly through Foucault's idea (...)
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    Michael Levine (1993). Swinburne's Heaven: One Hell of a Place. Religious Studies 29 (4):519 - 531.
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    Michael P. Levine (1986). More on “Does Traditional Theism Entail Pantheism?”. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 20 (1):31 - 35.
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    Michael P. Levine (1985). Can We Speak Literally of God? Religious Studies 21 (1):53 - 59.
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  37. Michael P. Levine (2000). Love and Emotion. In M. Levine (ed.), The Analytic Freud. Routledge 231.
     
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    Michael P. Levine (1991). Historical Anti-Realism. The Monist 74 (2):230-239.
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    Michael P. Levine (2006). Mediated Memories. Angelaki 11 (2):117 – 136.
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    Michael P. Levine (1997). Ninian Smart on the Philosophy of Worldviews. Sophia 36 (1):11-23.
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    Neil Levi & Michael P. Levine (1992). Robinson on Berkeley. Idealistic Studies 22 (2):163-178.
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    Michael P. Levine (2011). I6 Philosophers on Miracles. In Graham H. Twelftree (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Miracles. Cambridge Up 291.
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    Michael G. Levine (1997). Writing Anxiety: Christa Wolf's Kindheitsmuster. Diacritics 27 (2):106-123.
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    Michael P. Levine (1986). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophia 16 (1):101-109.
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  45. Michael P. Levine (1989). Mystical Experience and Non–Basically Justified Belief: MICHAEL P. LEVINE. Religious Studies 25 (3):335-345.
    Two theses are central to foundationalism. First, the foundationalist claims that there is a class of propositions, a class of empirical contingent beliefs, that are ‘immediately justified’. Alternatively, one can describe these beliefs as ‘self–evident’, ‘non–inferentially justified’, or ‘self–warranted’, though these are not always regarded as entailing one another. The justification or epistemic warrant for these beliefs is not derived from other justified beliefs through inductive evidential support or deductive methods of inference. These ‘basic beliefs’ constitute the foundations of empirical (...)
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    Michael P. Levine (1982). Kierkegaard: What Does the Subjective Individual Risk? [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (1):13 - 22.
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    Reinhardt Grossmann & Michael P. Levine (1986). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophia 16 (3-4):101-109.
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    Michael P. Levine (1986). The Role of Reason in the Ethics of Maimonides: Or, Why Maimonides Could Have Had a Doctrine of Natural Law Even If He Did Not. Journal of Religious Ethics 14 (2):279 - 295.
    After presenting a paradigm of natural law taken from Cicero and Aquinas, I discuss aspects of Maimonides' ethical theory that appear to conflict with doctrines of natural law. My conclusion will be that Maimonides' adaptation of the Aristotelian metaphysic and doctrine of the "Golden Mean" produced a teleological ethic that is reconcilable with his view that certain moral and legal injunctions are revealed. A doctrine of natural law is compatible with the ethical doctrines that Maimonides held. The thesis I pursue (...)
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    Michael P. Levine (1997). Intellectualist and Symbolist Accounts of Religious Belief and Practice. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (4):526-544.
    An account of the relation between belief and practice is inseparable from a general theory of religion and religious discourse. Rejection of the one time popular, but now more or less defunct, nonrealist position of people such as D. Z. Phillips, Don Cupitt, and indeed Wittgenstein leaves contemporary theo rists in anthropology and the "history of religions" with basically the vastly different "literalist" and "symbolist" analyses of religion from which to choose. This article critically appraises John Skorupksi's influential defense of (...)
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    Michael Levine (1984). Why Traditional Theism Does Not Entail Pantheism. Sophia 23 (2):13-20.
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