1. Richard D. Kortum (2005). Niall Shanks God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). Pp. XIII+273. Foreword by Richard Dawkins. £21.00 (Hbk). ISBN 0 19 516199. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 41 (3):357-362.
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  2. Richard D. Kortum (2004). Review of “Mind, Value, and Reality”. [REVIEW] Essays in Philosophy 5 (2):18.
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  3. Richard D. Kortum (2004). The Very Idea of Design: What God Couldn't Do. Religious Studies 40 (1):81-96.
    This paper argues for the proposition that there is fundamental incoherence in the idea of a divine designer. Such a being would have to have intentions and thoughts prior to designing and making a world. But it is a necessary truth that thought – of the complex and articulated kind necessary for the design of a cosmos – presupposes possession of language. It is further necessarily true that language is impossible, save for beings who inhabit a public world containing other (...)
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