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  1. Robert J. Deltete (1998). Religion, Science and Naturalism. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 72 (3):459-465.
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  2. Richard T. McClelland & Robert J. Deltete (2000). Divine Causation. Faith and Philosophy 17 (1):3-25.
    Quentin Smith has argued that it is logically impossible for there to be a divine cause of the universe. His argument is based on a Humean analysis of causation (confined to event causation, specifically excluding any consideration of agency) and a principle drawn from that analysis that he takes to be a logical requirement for every possibly valid theory of causation. He also thinks that all divine volitions are efficacious of logical necessity. We argue that all of these claims are (...)
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    Robert J. Deltete (2010). Thermodynamics in Wilhelm Ostwald's Physical Chemistry. Philosophy of Science 77 (5):888-899.
  4. Robert J. Deltete (2010). Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology. By Helge S. Kragh. Zygon 45 (1):281-282.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2012). Planck, Ostwald, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 2 (1):121-146.
  6. Robert J. Deltete (2008). Man of Science, Man of Faith: Pierre Duhem's "Physique de Croyant". Zygon 43 (3):627-637.
    The essay "Physique de croyant" is an important statement of Pierre Duhem's position on the relation between his science and his religion. Duhem trod a difficult path, some might say an impossible one, in Republican France because he was both a physicist and a devout Catholic. In this essay, using "Physique de croyant" as a touchstone, I explore the way in which he tried to reconcile his conflicting allegiances. There are several strands in Duhem's strategy that need to be teased (...)
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  7. Robert J. Deltete & Reed A. Guy (1996). Emerging From Imaginary Time. Synthese 108 (2):185 - 203.
    Recent models in quantum cosmology make use of the concept of imaginary time. These models all conjecture a join between regions of imaginary time and regions of real time. We examine the model of James Hartle and Stephen Hawking to argue that the various no-boundary attempts to interpret the transition from imaginary to real time in a logically consistent and physically significant way all fail. We believe this conclusion also applies to quantum tunneling models, such as that proposed by Alexander (...)
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    Robert J. Deltete & Reed A. Guy (1997). Hartle-Hawking Cosmology and Unconditional Probabilities. Analysis 57 (4):304–315.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2008). Wilhelm Ostwald's Energetics 3: Energetic Theory and Applications, Part II. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 10 (3):187-221.
    This is the third of a series of essays on the development and reception of Wilhelm Ostwald’s energetics. The first essay described the chemical origins of Ostwald’s interest in the energy concept and his motivations for seeking a comprehensive science of energy. The second essay and the present one discuss his various attempts, beginning in 1891 and extending over almost 3 years, to develop a consistent and coherent energetic theory. A final essay will consider reactions to this work and Ostwald’s (...)
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    Robert J. Deltete & Anastasios Brenner (2004). Pierre Duhem: Mixture and Chemical Combination and Related Essays. Edited and Translated, with an Introduction, by Paul Needham. Foundations of Chemistry 6 (3):203-232.
    The following is an essay review of Paul Needham's translation of Pierre Duhem's Lemixte et la combinaison chimique and a numberof other essays. In this review we describe theintent and general features of Le mixte and try to place it in the larger context of Duhem'sprogram for energetics. The long essay (Essay3) opposing Marcellin Berthelot'sthermochemistry is singled out for detailedcommentary, since it gives Duhem's reasons forendorsing Josiah Willard Gibbs's chemicalstatics. We argue that a chemical mechanics ofa Gibbsian sort, defended in (...)
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    Robert J. Deltete (2000). Is the Universe Self-Caused? Philosophy 75 (4):599-603.
    Quentin Smith has been arguing for more than a decade that the universe is uncaused. For nearly as long he has also argued that it appeared spontaneously from literally nothing. I have replied to these arguments in many places, including a recent essay in Philosophy. Now, apparently, Smith has changed his mind: in his most recent contribution to Philosophy, he argues not that the universe is uncaused, but that it is self-caused. His motives for so doing remain much the same, (...)
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    Robert J. Deltete (2010). The Evolution of God. By Robert Wright. Zygon 45 (2):530-531.
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    Robert J. Deltete (1993). Hawking on God and Creation. Zygon 28 (4):485-506.
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    Robert J. Deltete (1993). The Elements of Moral Philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 16 (4):371-374.
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    Robert J. Deltete (1995). Hawking on God and Physical Theory. Zygon 30 (4):635-642.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2012). Ernan McMullin on Anthropic Reasoning in Cosmology. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86 (2):321-330.
    Fr. Ernan McMullin wrote at least five essays in which anthropic reasoning in cosmology was a prominent topic of discussion and evaluation. Unlike thewritings of many passionate advocates and hostile critics of the so-called “anthropic principle” , they are all nuanced essays—very much in keeping with Fr. Ernan’s usual approach to difficult and controversial subjects. Supporters of that approach will praise what he has to say as properly cautious and circumspect; others will likely find him often indecisive. In this essay, (...)
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    Richard T. McClelland & Robert J. Deltete (1999). Creation, Co-Operation, and Causality: A Reply to Gregersen. Zygon 34 (1):101-109.
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    Robert J. Deltete (1999). God, Creation, and Contemporary Physics. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 73 (2):358-362.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2013). Alan Vincelette , Recent Catholic Philosophy: The Twentieth Century . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 33 (1):89-90.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2010). Paul K. Moser, Ed. Jesus and Philosophy: New Essays Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 30 (1):53-55.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2010). Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. By John F. Haught. Zygon 45 (3):777-779.
  22. Robert J. Deltete (2009). C. Stephen Layman, Letters to Doubting Thomas: A Case for the Existence of God Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 28 (1):41-43.
     
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    Robert J. Deltete (2005). Deeper Than Darwin. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (3):507-511.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2011). James Hannam , God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 31 (6):420-423.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2009). The End of the Certain World: The Life and Science of Max Born, the Nobel Scientist Who Ignited the Quantum Revolution. Annals of Science 66 (3):433-436.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2012). Georg Helm's Chemical Energetics. Hyle 18 (1):23 - 44.
    This essay has three interrelated goals: first, to sketch the basic contours of Georg Helm's energetic theory; second, to describe his attempt in his Grundzüge der mathematischen Chemie. Energetik der chemischen Erscheinungen (1894) to apply that theory to the (then) burgeoning new field of physical chemistry. This is of some interest historically, since Helm's work is the most sophisticated attempt to develop the whole of physical chemistry mathematically from an energetic point of view. Nevertheless, it is seriously flawed technically. Moreover, (...)
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    Robert J. Deltete (2010). David L. Perry, Partly Cloudy: Ethics in War, Espionage, Covert Action, and Interrogation. Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 30 (4):293-295.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2010). Alan Sokal, Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 30 (2):143-147.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2012). Alvin Plantinga , Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 32 (5):413-417.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2004). Review of Brenner. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 71 (4):630-634.
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  31. Robert J. Deltete (1993). What Does the Anthropic Principle Explain. Perspectives on Science 1:285-305.
     
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    Robert J. Deltete (2011). Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics. Annals of Science 68 (4):581-583.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2011). Charles Taliaferro and Chad Meister, Eds. , The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 31 (1):74-77.
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    Robert J. Deltete (1996). Book Review:Reading the Book of Nature Peter Kosso. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 63 (3):475-.
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  35. Robert J. Deltete (2005). Philip Clayton and Jeffrey Schloss, Eds., Evolution and Ethics: Human Morality in Biological and Religious Perspective Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 25 (5):330-333.
     
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  36. Robert J. Deltete (2006). Steve Fuller, Kuhn Vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 26 (3):178-180.
     
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    Robert J. Deltete (2010). Stephen R. L. Clark, Understanding Faith: Religious Belief and its Place in Society Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 30 (3):176-179.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2011). Jan Narveson , This is Ethical Theory . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 31 (2):130-134.
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    Robert J. Deltete (2009). Review of “Aims: A Brief Metaphysics for Today”. [REVIEW] Essays in Philosophy 10 (1):12.
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  40. Robert J. Deltete (1998). Fritz Haber in Seiner Korrespondenz MIT Wilhelm Ostwald Sowie in Briefen an Svante ArrheniusRegine Zott. Isis 89 (3):562-563.
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  41. Robert J. Deltete (2011). Heisenberg in the Atomic Age: Science and the Public Sphere. Annals of Science 70 (3):1-4.
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  42. Robert J. Deltete (2009). James Rachels and Stuart Rachels, Ed., The Legacy of Socrates: Essays in Moral Philosophy. Philosophy in Review 29 (2):132.
     
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  43. Robert J. Deltete (2009). Mathematics and Logic. Annals of Science 66 (1):141-143.
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  44. Robert J. Deltete, Dieter Hoffmann & Verlag Ch Beck (2009). Max Planck: The Emergence of Modern Physics (Vol 65, Pg 594, 2008). Annals of Science 66 (1):153-153.
     
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  45. Robert J. Deltete (1994). Philosophy of PhysicsLawrence Sklar. Isis 85 (2):363-364.
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  46. Robert J. Deltete (2009). Robert Nola and Howard Sankey, Theories of Scientific Method: An Introduction. Philosophy in Review 29 (1):55.
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  47. Robert J. Deltete (2009). Steve Fuller, Science Vs Religion? Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution. Philosophy in Review 29 (3):183.
     
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  48. Peter Kosso & Robert J. Deltete (1996). Reading the Book of Nature. Philosophy of Science 63 (3):475.
     
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