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  1. James A. Arieti, Patrick A. Wilson & Daniel Baraz (2003). Adorno, Theodor W. Can One Live After Auschwitz?: A Philosophical Reader. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003. Pp. Xxvii+ 525. Cloth, $75.00. Paper, $29.95. Antony, Louise M. And Norbert Hornstein, Editors. Chomsky and His Critics. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Pp. Viii+ 342. Paper, $29.95. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (4).
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  2. Patrick A. Wilson (1991). What Is the Explanandum of the Anthropic Principle? American Philosophical Quarterly 28 (2):167 - 173.
    The fundamental constants and initial conditions of the universe seem "finely tuned" for human habitation. The anthropic principle attempts to explain this fine tuning in terms of the eventual development of intelligent life. A closer look at the principle’s explanandum, however, reveals that it is teleologically and anthropocentrically biased. Our ignorance of the physical requirements of nonhuman forms of life forces the principle to be more unjustifiably anthropocentric and more speculative than is commonly admitted. Leslie’s, Barrow’s and Tipler’s attempts to (...)
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  3. Patrick A. Wilson (1994). Carter on Anthropic Principle Predictions. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (1):241-253.
    A significant criticism of the anthropic principle as a scientific claim is that testable predictions cannot be derived from it. Brandon Carter has argued, however, that the principle can be used to predict on the one hand that the period of time biological evolution is intrinsically likely to require is very large, and on the other that the number of ‘critical steps’ that have occurred in the evolution of life on earth is related to the length of time life can (...)
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    James A. Arieti & Patrick A. Wilson (2003). The Scientific & the Divine: Conflict and Reconciliation From Ancient Greece to the Present. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Examines the perennial issues that keep science and religion at arm's length, clarifies those issues, and fits them into an historical framework—from Plato, to Aquinas, to today's thinkers.
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    Patrick A. Wilson (1996). Logic and Philosophy. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (3):429-430.
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    Patrick A. Wilson (1996). Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (2):291-295.
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    Patrick A. Wilson (1997). Death and Eternal Life. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 71 (1):113-116.
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    Patrick A. Wilson (1996). Atheism and Theism. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (3):438-442.
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    Patrick A. Wilson (1996). Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (2):291-295.
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    Patrick A. Wilson (1994). God and the New Cosmology. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (4):548-553.
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    Patrick A. Wilson (1994). Interpretation and Explanation in the Human Sciences. Review of Metaphysics 48 (2):408-409.
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  12. Patrick A. Wilson (1989). The Anthropic Cosmological Principle. Dissertation, University of Notre Dame
    The structure of the universe and of most objects in it is determined by a small number of physical constants. It can be shown that only a limited range of values for each of these constants is compatible with the existence of human life. The fact that we are able to exist--but just barely--calls for an explanation. In the last fifteen years, an "anthropic principle" has been proposed as a possible scientific explanation of the fortuitous features of our world. This (...)
     
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