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  1. Graham Oppy, Nick Trakakis, Steve Gardner, Fiona Leigh & Lynda Burns (eds.) (forthcoming). Companion to Philosophy in Australasia. Monash e-Press.
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  2. Nick Trakakis (forthcoming). Evidential Problem of Evil, The. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The Evidential Problem of Evil The evidential problem of evil is the problem of determining whether and, if so, to what extent the existence of evil (or certain instances, kinds, quantities, or distributions of evil) constitutes evidence against the existence of God, that is to say, a being perfect in power, knowledge and goodness. Evidential […].
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  3. Graham Robert Oppy, Nick Trakakis, Lynda Burns, Steven Gardner & Fiona Leigh (eds.) (2014). A Companion to Philosophy in Australia & New Zealand. Monash University Publishing.
  4. Graham Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.) (2014). History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. Springer.
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  5. Yujin Nagasawa & Nick Trakakis (2012). Skeptical Theism and Moral Skepticism: A Reply to Almeida and Oppy. Ars Disputandi: The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4 (4):1-1.
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  6. Nick Trakakis (2012). What No Eye has Seen: The Skeptical Theist Response to Rowe's Evidential Argument From Evil. Philo: The Journal of the Society of Humanist Philosophers 6 (2):250-266.
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  7. Graham Robert Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.) (2011). The Antipodean Philosopher. Lexington Books.
    v. 1. Public lectures on philosophy in Australia and New Zealand -- 2. Interviews with Australian and New Zealand philosophers.
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  8. Graham Robert Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.) (2009). The History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press.
    v. 1. Ancient philosophy of religion -- v. 2. Medieval philosophy of religion -- v. 3. Early modern philosophy of religion -- v. 4. Nineteenth-century philosophy of religion -- v. 5. Twentieth-century philosophy of religion.
     
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  9. Graham Oppy & Nick Trakakis, Late-Twentieth-Century Atheism.
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  10. Graham Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.) (2009). The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy & Religion. Acumen.
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  11. Nick Trakakis (2009). Sophia Editorial. Sophia 48 (4):347-348.
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  12. Nick Trakakis & Michael Fagenblat, Levinas in John Mullarkey and Beth Lord (Editors) the Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy.
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  13. Nick Trakakis, Morgan Luck & Sarah Bachelard (2009). Introduction to Special Apra Issue. Sophia 48 (2):103-104.
  14. Nick Trakakis, The End of Philosophy of Religion.
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  15. Nick Trakakis (2008). Theodicy: The Solution to the Problem of Evil, or Part of the Problem? Sophia 47 (2):161-191.
    Theodicy, the enterprise of searching for greater goods that might plausibly justify God’s permission of evil, is often criticized on the grounds that the project has systematically failed to unearth any such goods. But theodicists also face a deeper challenge, one that places under question the very attempt to look for any morally sufficient reasons God might have for creating a world littered with evil. This ‘anti-theodical’ view argues that theists (and non-theists) ought to reject, primarily for moral reasons, the (...)
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  16. Nick Trakakis & D. Cohen, Introduction.
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  17. Nick Trakakis & Daniel Cohen (eds.) (2008). Essays on Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Cambridge Scholars.
  18. Monima Chadha & Nick Trakakis (2007). Karma and the Problem of Evil: A Response to Kaufman. Philosophy East and West 57 (4):533-556.
  19. Graham Oppy & Nick Trakakis, Religious Language Games.
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  20. Nick Trakakis (2007). An Epistemically Distant God? A Critique of John Hick's Response to the Problem of Divine Hiddenness. Heythrop Journal 48 (2):214–226.
    God is thought of as hidden in at least two ways. Firstly, God's reasons for permitting evil, particularly instances of horrendous evil, are often thought to be inscrutable or beyond our ken. Secondly, and perhaps more problematically, God's very existence and love or concern for us is often thought to be hidden from us (or, at least, from many of us on many occasions). But if we assume, as seems most plausible, that God's reasons for permitting evil will (in many, (...)
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  21. Nick Trakakis (2007). Meta-Philosophy of Religion. Ars Disputandi 7:1-47.
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  22. Nick Trakakis (2007). Whither Morality in a Hard Determinist World? Sorites 19.
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  23. Co-Written, Yujin Nagasawa & Nick Trakakis (2006). The Problem of Heaven. In Graham Robert Oppy (ed.), Arguing About Gods. Cambridge University Press.
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  24. Peter Coghlan & Nick Trakakis (2006). Confronting the Horror of Natural Evil: An Exchange Between Peter Coghlan and Nick Trakakis. Sophia 45 (2):5-26.
    In this exchange, Peter Coghlan and Nick Trakakis discuss the problem of natural evil in the light of the recent Asian tsunami disaster. The exchange begins with an extract from a newspaper article written by Coghlan on the tsunami, followed by three rounds of replies and counter-replies, and ending with some final comments from Trakakis. While critical of any attempt to show that human life is good overall despite its natural evils, Coghlan argues that instances of natural evil, even horrific (...)
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  25. Joel Thomas Tif-rno, A. Third, Nick Trakakis, William Desmond, Peter Gan Chong Beng & Phillip H. Wiebe (2006). Jla west 145. Sophia 45 (2).
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  26. Nick Trakakis (2006). A Third (Meta-)Critique. Sophia 45 (2):139-142.
    I begin my third reply by answering some of the criticisms raised by Tierno against theodical attempts to account for the pervasiveness of moral evil. I then take the discussion to a meta-philosophical level, where I question the very way of thinking about God and evil implicit in Tierno’s critique and in much contemporary philosophy of religion.
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  27. Nick Trakakis, Becoming Children : The Hidden Meaning of the Incarnation.
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  28. Nick Trakakis (2006). Confronting the Horror of Natural Evil: An Exchange Between Peter Coghlan and Nick Trakakis. [REVIEW] Sophia 45 (2):5-26.
    In this exchange, Peter Coghlan and Nick Trakakis discuss the problem of natural evil in the light of the recent Asian tsunami disaster. The exchange begins with an extract from a newspaper article written by Coghlan on the tsunami, followed by three rounds of replies and counter-replies, and ending with some final comments from Trakakis. While critical of any attempt to show that human life is good overall despite its natural evils, Coghlan argues that instances of natural evil, even horrific (...)
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  29. Nick Trakakis (2006). Does Hard Determinism Render the Problem of Evil Even Harder? Ars Disputandi: The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (6):1-1.
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  30. Nick Trakakis (2006). Faith and Freedom : An Interfaith Perspective / David Burrell. Philosophical Quarterly 56:632-634.
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  31. Nick Trakakis (2006). Nietzsche's Perspectivism and Problems of Self-Refutation. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (1):91-110.
    Nietzsche’s perspectivism has aroused the perplexity of many a recent commentator, not least because of the doctrine’s apparent self-refuting character. If, as Nietzsche holds, there are no facts but only interpretations, then how are we to understand this claim itself? Nietzsche’s perspectivism must be construed either as a fact or as one further interpretation—but in the former case the doctrine is clearly self-refuting, while in the latter case any reasons or arguments one may have in support of one’s perspective are (...)
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  32. Nick Trakakis (2006). Rowe's New Evidential Argument From Evil: Problems and Prospects. [REVIEW] Sophia 45 (1):57-77.
    This paper examines an evidential argument from evil recently defended by William Rowe, one that differs significantly from the kind of evidential argument Rowe has become renowned for defending. After providing a brief outline of Rowe’s new argument, I contest its seemingly uncontestable premise that our world is not the best world God could have created. I then engage in a lengthier discussion of the other key premise in Rowe’s argument, viz., the Leibnizian premise that any world created by God (...)
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  33. Nick Trakakis, Silent Transfigurations.
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  34. Nick Trakakis (2006). Why There is Reason to Remain Sceptical of Durston's Scepticism. Religious Studies 42 (1):101-109.
    In this reply I argue that Durston's defence of his argument from the complexity of history ought to be unacceptable to the theist as it undermines not only common theistic attitudes towards God, such as gratitude and praise, but also the rationality of our ordinary moral practices.
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  35. Nick Trakakis, Gregory Palamas on the Relationship Between Philosophy and Theology.
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  36. Nick Trakakis (2005). Is Theism Capable of Accounting for Any Natural Evil at All? International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 57 (1):35 - 66.
    Received wisdom has it that a plausible explanation or theodicy for Gods permission of at least some instances of natural evil is not beyond the reach of the theist. In this paper I challenge this assumption, arguing instead that theism fails to account for any instance, kind, quantity, or distribution of natural evil found in the world. My case will be structured around a specific but not idiosyncratic conception of natural evil as well as an examination of three prominent theodicies (...)
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  37. Nick Trakakis, Piety and Pietism.
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  38. Nick Trakakis, The Evidential Problem of Evil. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The Evidential Problem of Evil The evidential problem of evil is the problem of determining whether and, if so, to what extent the existence of evil (or certain instances, kinds, quantities, or distributions of evil) constitutes evidence against the existence of God, that is to say, a being perfect in power, knowledge and goodness. Evidential […].
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  39. Nick Trakakis, The God Beyond Belief: In Defence of William Rowe's Evidential Arguments From Evil.
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  40. Robert Halliday, Rod Nicholls, Mark Wynn, Nick Trakakis, Yujin Nagasawa, Maarten Wisse, Peter Kügler & Igor Douven (2004). Returning the Gift of Life. Ars Disputandi 4.
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  41. Nick Trakakis (2004). Interview with William Rowe. Philosophy Now 47:16-18.
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  42. Nick Trakakis (2004). Nicholas Rescher, on Leibniz (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003). The Leibniz Review 14:89-98.
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  43. Nick Trakakis (2004). On Leibniz. The Leibniz Review 14:89-98.
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  44. Nick Trakakis, Review of Nicholas Rescher, on Leibniz. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003. [REVIEW]
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  45. Nick Trakakis (2004). Second Thoughts on the Alleged Failure of Free Will Theodicies. Sophia 43 (2):87-93.
    In this paper I further the discussion on the adequacy of free will theodicies initiated by Joel Tierno. Tierno’s principal claim is that free will theodicies fail to account for the wide distribution of moral evil. I attempt to show that, even if Tierno need not rely on a compatibilist conception of free will in order to substantiate the aforementioned claim, there remains good reason to think that free will theodicies are not explanatorily inadequate in the way suggested by Tierno.
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  46. Nick Trakakis, The Infallibility of the Church: An Unorthodox Perspective.
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  47. Nick Trakakis, What Was the Iconoclast Controversy About?
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  48. Nick Trakakis & Yujin Nagasawa (2004). Skeptical Theism and Moral Skepticism : A Reply to Almeida and Oppy. Ars Disputandi 4 (4):1-1.
    Skeptical theists purport to undermine evidential arguments from evil by appealing to the fact that our knowledge of goods, evils, and their interconnections is significantly limited. Michael J. Almeida and Graham Oppy have recently argued that skeptical theism is unacceptable because it results in a form of moral skepticism which rejects inferences that play an important role in our ordinary moral reasoning. In this reply to Almeida and Oppy's argument we offer some reasons for thinking that skeptical theism need not (...)
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  49. J. Glenn Friesen, Eberhard Herrmann, Robert Francis Allen, Vincent Brümmer, Benjamin Murphy, Lance Ashdown, S. Mark Heim, Niels Henrik Gregersen, Nick Trakakis & Dirk-Martin Grube (2003). The Mystical Dooyeweerd. Ars Disputandi 3.
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  50. Nick Trakakis (2003). Book Review : Daniel Howard-Snyder and Paul K. Moser (Eds.), Divine Hiddenness : New Essays. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 54 (1):53-55.
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