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  1. Robert Adams (1999). 46 Divine Command Metaethics Modified Again'Robert Adams. In Eleonore Stump & Michael J. Murray (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions. Blackwell Publishers. 6--1.score: 480.0
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  2. Robert P. Adams, D. H. Wilken, W. M. Klein, G. Bryant & R. G. Walter (1975). RAPIC, The Missing Link? Bioscience 25 (7):433-437.score: 290.0
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  3. Robert P. Adams (1962). The Better Part of Valor. Seattle, University of Washington Press.score: 290.0
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  4. Robert Merrihew Adams (1987). The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays in Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press.score: 260.0
    Robert Merrihew Adams has been a leader in renewing philosophical respect for the idea that moral obligation may be founded on the commands of God. This collection of Adams' essays, two of which are previously unpublished, draws from his extensive writings on philosophical theology that discuss metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical issues surrounding the concept of God--whether God exists or not, what God is or would be like, and how we ought to relate ourselves to such a being. (...)
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  5. Robert Merrihew Adams (2006). A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good. Clarendon Press.score: 260.0
    The distinguished philosopher Robert M. Adams presents a major work on virtue, which is once again a central topic in ethical thought. A Theory of Virtue is a systematic, comprehensive framework for thinking about the moral evaluation of character. Many recent attempts to stake out a place in moral philosophy for this concern define virtue in terms of its benefits for the virtuous person or for human society more generally. In Part One of this book Adams presents (...)
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  6. Robert Merrihew Adams (2009). A Philosophical Autobiography. In Samuel Newlands & Larry M. Jorgensen (eds.), Metaphysics and the Good: Themes From the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams. Oxford University Press.score: 260.0
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  7. Robert Merrihew Adams (1999). Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    Renowned scholar Robert Adams explores the relation between religion and ethics through a comprehensive philosophical account of a theistically-based framework for ethics. Adams' framework begins with the good rather than the right, and with excellence rather than usefulness. He argues that loving the excellent, of which adoring God is a clear example, is the most fundamental aspect of a life well lived. Developing his original and detailed theory, Adams contends that devotion, the sacred, grace, martyrdom, worship, (...)
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  8. Robert Merrihew Adams (2004). Voluntarism and the Shape of a History. Utilitas 16 (2):124-132.score: 240.0
    This article is concerned with the shape of the story of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century moral philosophy as told by J. B. Schneewind in The Invention of Autonomy. After discussion of alternative possible shapes for such a story, the focus falls on the question to what extent, in Schneewind's account, strands of empiricist voluntarism and rationalist intellectualism are interwoven in Kant. This in turn leads to consideration of different types of voluntarism and their roles in early modern ethical theory. Correspondence:c1 (...).adams@mansfield.oxford.ac.uk. (shrink)
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  9. Roger J. L. Murphy & Robert M. Adams (2006). Some Observations on the Problems of Grading Examinations with Several Components: A Reply to P. J. Squire. Educational Studies 5 (3):225-230.score: 240.0
    (1979). Some Observations on the Problems of Grading Examinations with Several Components: a reply to P. J. Squire. Educational Studies: Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 225-230.
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  10. Robert Merrihew Adams (1982). Kierkegaard's Arguments Against Objective Reasoning in Religion. In Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz (eds.), Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. 228-243.score: 150.0
    Versions of this paper have been read to philosophical colloquia at Occidental College and California State University, Fullerton. I am indebted to participants in those discussions, to students in many of my classes, and particularly to Marilyn McCord Adams, Van Harvey, Thomas Kselman, William Laserow, and James Muyskens, for helpful comment on the ideas which are contained in this paper (or which would have been, had it not been for their criticisms).
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  11. Michael Martin, Robert L. Causey, Ernest W. Adams, Peter Achinstein & Peter Caws (1972). Reviews. [REVIEW] Synthese 25 (1-2):219-253.score: 140.0
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  12. P. Abelard, M. Adams, J. Adderley, African Traditional Religion, T. Agbola, B. Aland, C. Alexander, G. Alföldy, M. Althaus-Reid & T. Altizer (2012). Armageddon 95 Arndt, W. 61 Attridge, H. 79 Auden, WH 162 Augustine 39, 125, 128, 267. In Zoë Bennett & David B. Gowler (eds.), Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland. Oup Oxford. 297.score: 140.0
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  13. P. Magin, Jon Adams, E. Joy, M. Ireland, S. Heaney & S. Darab (2008). General Practitioners' Assessment of Risk of Violence in Their Practice: Results From a Qualitative Study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 14 (3):385-390.score: 140.0
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  14. Gery P. Guy Jr, E. Kathleen Adams & Adam Atherly (2012). Public and Private Health Insurance Premiums: How Do They Affect the Health Insurance Status of Low-Income Childless Adults? Inquiry 49 (1):52-64.score: 140.0
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  15. Julia A. Jones, Irena F. Creed, Kendra L. Hatcher, Robert J. Warren, Mary Beth Adams, Melinda H. Benson, Emery Boose, Warren A. Brown, John L. Campbell & Alan Covich (2012). Ecosystem Processes and Human Influences Regulate Streamflow Response to Climate Change at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites. Bioscience 62 (4):390-404.score: 140.0
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  16. Robert A. Stecker, Max F. Adams & Gary Fuller (1999). Object Dependent Thoughts, Perspectival Thoughts, and Psychological Generalization. Dialectica 53 (1):47-59.score: 140.0
  17. Robert Merrihew Adams (1976). Motive Utilitarianism. Journal of Philosophy 73 (14):467-481.score: 120.0
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  18. Robert Merrihew Adams (1972). Must God Create the Best? Philosophical Review 81 (3):317-332.score: 120.0
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  19. Marcus P. Adams (2009). Empirical Evidence and the Knowledge-That/Knowledge-How Distinction. Synthese 170 (1):97 - 114.score: 120.0
    In this article I have two primary goals. First, I present two recent views on the distinction between knowledge-that and knowledge-how (Stanley and Williamson, The Journal of Philosophy 98(8):411–444, 2001; Hetherington, Epistemology futures, 2006). I contend that neither of these provides conclusive arguments against the distinction. Second, I discuss studies from neuroscience and experimental psychology that relate to this distinction. Having examined these studies, I then defend a third view that explains certain relevant data from these studies by positing the (...)
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  20. Robert Merrihew Adams (1979). Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity. Journal of Philosophy 76 (1):5-26.score: 120.0
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  21. Robert Merrihew Adams (1985). Involuntary Sins. Philosophical Review 94 (1):3-31.score: 120.0
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  22. Robert Merrihew Adams (1979). Moral Arguments for Theistic Belief. In C. F. Delaney (ed.), Rationality and Religious Belief. University of Notre Dame Press.score: 120.0
    Moral arguments were the type of theistic argument most characteristic of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More recently they have become one of philosophy’s abandoned farms. The fields are still fertile, but they have not been cultivated systematically since the latest methods came in. The rambling Victorian farmhouse has not been kept up as well as similar structures, and people have not been stripping the sentimental gingerbread off the porches to reveal the clean lines of argument. This paper is (...)
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  23. Robert Adams, Abraham's Dilemma.score: 120.0
    A convincing defense of a divine command theory of the nature of obligation must address our darkest fear about God's commands--the fear that God may command something evil. Certainly some of the things that God has been thought to require have been evil. Rivers of blood have been shed in obedience to supposed divine commands. Can we accept a divine command theory without assuming a potential obligation to perform such horrible deeds?
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  24. Robert Merrihew Adams (1974). Theories of Actuality. Noûs 8 (3):211-231.score: 120.0
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  25. Robert Merrihew Adams (2006). Love and the Problem of Evil. Philosophia 34 (3):243-251.score: 120.0
    The focus of this paper is the virtual certainty that much of what we must prize in loving any human person would not have existed in a world that did not contain much of the evil that has occurred in the history of the actual world. It is argued that the appropriate response to this fact must be some form of ambivalence, but that lovers have reason to prefer an ambivalence that contextualizes regretted evils in the framework of what we (...)
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  26. Robert Merrihew Adams (1984). Saints. Journal of Philosophy 81 (7):392-401.score: 120.0
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  27. Marcus P. Adams (2014). Hobbes, Definitions, and Simplest Conceptions. Hobbes Studies 27 (1):35-60.score: 120.0
    Several recent commentators argue that Thomas Hobbes’s account of the nature of science is conventionalist. Engaging in scientific practice on a conventionalist account is more a matter of making sure one connects one term to another properly rather than checking one’s claims, e.g., by experiment. In this paper, I argue that the conventionalist interpretation of Hobbesian science accords neither with Hobbes’s theoretical account in De corpore and Leviathan nor with Hobbes’s scientific practice in De homine and elsewhere. Closely tied to (...)
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  28. Robert Merrihew Adams (1981). Actualism and Thisness. Synthese 49 (1):3 - 41.score: 120.0
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  29. Robert Adams, Well-Being and Excellence.score: 120.0
    We have noted some fundamental distinctions between types of goodness or value. There is usefulness, or merely instrumental goodness, the value that something may have as a means to something else that is good or that is valued. Usefulness has an obvious importance, and connects with significant philosophical issues about instrumentality and probability; but more fundamental issues for ethical theory are posed by the goods or ends that the useful is to serve. Within the realm of what is good for (...)
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  30. Robert Merrihew Adams (1983). Divine Necessity. Journal of Philosophy 80 (11):741-752.score: 120.0
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  31. Robert Merrihew Adams (2003). Anti-Consequentialism and the Transcendence of the Good. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (1):114–132.score: 120.0
  32. Robert Merrihew Adams (2006). Divine Motivation Theory. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (2):493-497.score: 120.0
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  33. Robert Merrihew Adams (1986). Time and Thisness. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 11 (1):315-329.score: 120.0
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  34. Marcus P. Adams (2013). Explaining the Theory of Mind Deficit in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Philosophical Studies 163 (1):233-249.score: 120.0
    The theory of mind (ToM) deficit associated with autism has been a central topic in the debate about the modularity of the mind. Most involved in the debate about the explanation of the ToM deficit have failed to notice that autism’s status as a spectrum disorder has implications about which explanation is more plausible. In this paper, I argue that the shift from viewing autism as a unified syndrome to a spectrum disorder increases the plausibility of the explanation of the (...)
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  35. Robert Merrihew Adams (1995). Moral Faith. Journal of Philosophy 92 (2):75-95.score: 120.0
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  36. Robert Merrihew Adams (1997). Thisness and Time Travel. Philosophia 25 (1-4):407-415.score: 120.0
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  37. Marcus P. Adams (2011). Modularity, Theory of Mind, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Philosophy of Science 78 (5):763-773.score: 120.0
    The theory of mind (ToM) deficit associated with autism spectrum disorder has been a central topic in the debate about the modularity of the mind. In a series of papers, Philip Gerrans and Valerie Stone argue that positing a ToM module does not best explain the deficits exhibited by individuals with autism (Gerrans 2002; Stone & Gerrans 2006a, 2006b; Gerrans & Stone 2008). In this paper, I first criticize Gerrans and Stone’s (2008) account. Second, I discuss various studies of individuals (...)
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  38. Fred Adams, Gary Fuller & Robert Stecker (1997). The Semantics of Fictional Names. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2):128–148.score: 120.0
    In this paper we defend a direct reference theory of names. We maintain that the meaning of a name is its bearer. In the case of vacuous names, there is no bearer and they have no meaning. We develop a unified theory of names such that one theory applies to names whether they occur within or outside fiction. Hence, we apply our theory to sentences containing names within fiction, sentences about fiction or sentences making comparisons across fictions. We then defend (...)
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  39. Robert Merrihew Adams (2001). Scanlon's Contractualism: Critical Notice of T. M. Scanlon, "What We Owe to Each Other". Philosophical Review 110 (4):563-586.score: 120.0
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  40. Robert Merrihew Adams (1973). Middle Knowledge. Journal of Philosophy 70 (17):552-554.score: 120.0
  41. Christopher Hughes & Robert Merrihew Adams (1992). Miracles, Laws of Nature and Causation. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 66 (66):179 - 224.score: 120.0
  42. Robert Merrihew Adams (1997). Things in Themselves. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (4):801-825.score: 120.0
    The paper is an interpretation and defense of Kant's conception of things in themselves as noumena, along the following lines. Noumena are transempirical realities. As such they have several important roles in Kant's critical philosophy (Section 1). Our theoretical faculties cannot obtain enough content for a conception of noumena that would assure their real possibility as objects, but can establish their merely formal logical possibility (Sections 2-3). Our practical reason, however, grounds belief in the real possibility of some noumena, and (...)
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  43. Robert Merrihew Adams (2010). A Theory of Virtue: Introductory Remarks. Philosophical Studies 148 (1):133 - 134.score: 120.0
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  44. Robert Merrihew Adams (1979). Divine Command Metaethics Modified Again. Journal of Religious Ethics 7 (1):66 - 79.score: 120.0
    This essay presents a version of divine command metaethics inspired by recent work of Donnellan, Kripke, and Putnam on the relation between necessity and conceptual analysis. What we can discover a priori, by conceptual analysis, about the nature of ethical wrongness is that wrongness is the property of actions that best fills a certain role. What property that is cannot be discovered by conceptual analysis. But I suggest that theists should claim it is the property of being contrary to the (...)
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  45. Robert Merrihew Adams (1979). Existence, Self-Interest, and the Problem of Evil. Noûs 13 (1):53-65.score: 120.0
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  46. Robert Merrihew Adams (2013). Consciousness, Physicalism, and Panpsychism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 86 (3):728-735.score: 120.0
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  47. Marilyn McCord Adams & Robert Merrihew Adams (eds.) (1990). The Problem of Evil. Oxford University Press.score: 120.0
    The problem of evil is one of the most discussed topics in the philosophy of religion. For some time, however, there has been a need for a collection of readings that adequately represents recent and ongoing writing on the topic. This volume fills that need, offering the most up-to-date collection of recent scholarship on the problem of evil. The distinguished contributors include J.L. Mackie, Nelson Pike, Roderick M. Chisholm, Terence Penelhum, Alvin Plantinga, William L. Rowe, Stephen J. Wykstra, John Hick, (...)
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  48. Robert Merrihew Adams (2009). Conflict. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):115-132.score: 120.0
    The following theses are defended. Conflict has importantly valuable functions, but we obviously need to limit its destructiveness. The efficacy of reasoning together in resolving or restraining conflict is limited; it needs to be supplemented by procedures such as negotiation, compromise, and voting. Despite the urgency of justice, when the resolution or limitation of a conflict needs to be negotiated, the best attainable outcome will often not seem completely just to all parties, and some claims of justice, as seen by (...)
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  49. Robert Merrihew Adams (1991). An Anti-Molinist Argument. Philosophical Perspectives 5:343-353.score: 120.0
  50. Robert Merrihew Adams (1994). Leibniz: Determinist, Theist, Idealist. Oxford University Press.score: 120.0
    Legendary since his own time as a universal genius, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) contributed significantly to almost every branch of learning. One of the creators of modern mathematics, and probably the most sophisticated logician between the Middle Ages and Frege, as well as a pioneer of ecumenical theology, he also wrote extensively on such diverse subjects as history, geology, and physics. But the part of his work that is most studied today is probably his writings in metaphysics, which have been (...)
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