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  1. Scott A. Davison (1999). Divine Providence and Human Freedom. In Michael Murray (ed.), Reason for the Hope Within. Eerdmans 217--237.
     
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    Scott A. Davison (2008). Petitionary Prayer. In Thomas P. Flint & Michael C. Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press
    Traditional theists believe that there exists an all-knowing, all-powerful, perfectly loving, and perfectly good God. They also believe that God created the world, sustains it in being from moment to moment, and providentially guides all events, in accordance with a plan, towards a good ending. Historically, most traditional theists have believed that God sometimes answers prayers for particular things. In keeping with the literature on this subject, these prayers are referred to as ‘petitionary prayers’. This article discusses several problems related (...)
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    Scott A. Davison (1991). Could Abstract Objects Depend Upon God? Religious Studies 27 (4):485 - 497.
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  4. Scott A. Davison (2011). On the Puzzle of Petitionary Prayer: Response to Daniel and Frances Howard-Snyder. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (1):227 - 237.
    I respond to Daniel and Frances Howard-Snyder’s criticisms of my arguments in another place for the conclusion that human supplicants would have little responsibility (if any) for the result of answered petitionary prayer, and criticize their defense of the claim that God would have good reasons for creating an institution of petitionary prayer.
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    Scott A. Davison (1994). Dretske on the Metaphysics of Freedom. Analysis 54 (2):115-123.
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    Scott A. Davison (2009). Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley: Knowledge of God (Great Debates in Philosophy Series, Series Editor Ernest Sosa). [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (2):105-107.
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    Scott A. Davison (2004). Craig on the Grounding Objection to Middle Knowledge. Faith and Philosophy 21 (3):365-369.
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    Scott A. Davison (1991). Foreknowledge, Middle Knowledge and “Nearby” Worlds. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 30 (1):29 - 44.
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    Scott A. Davison (2009). A Natural Law Based Environmental Ethic. Ethics and the Environment 14 (1):pp. 1-13.
    In his recent book Natural Law and Practical Rationality , Mark Murphy develops a sophisticated version of a natural law account of practical rationality. I shall show that with only a few minor changes, Murphy's account can be developed into an environmental ethic that generates human obligations to non-human animals, plants, and perhaps even ecosystems and machines. (I shall not discuss here the plausibility of this extension of Murphy's account, relative to competing accounts in environmental ethics; that discussion will have (...)
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    Scott A. Davison (1997). Privacy and Control. Faith and Philosophy 14 (2):137-151.
    In this paper, I explore several privacy issues as they arise with respect to the divine/human relationship. First, in section 1, I discuss the notion of privacy in a general way. Section 2 is devoted to the claim that privacy involves control over information about oneself. In section 3, I summarize the arguments offered recently by Margaret Falls-Corbitt and F. Michael McLain for the conclusion that God respects the privacy of human persons by refraining from knowing certain things about them. (...)
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    Scott A. Davison (1999). Moral Luck and the Flicker of Freedom. American Philosophical Quarterly 36 (3):241 - 251.
    I argue that a well-known argument concerning moral luck supports something like the Principle of Alternate Possibilities (PAP), despite the attacks on PAP by Harry Frankfurt and John Martin Fischer.
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    Scott A. Davison (1991). Could Abstract Objects Depend Upon God?: SCOTT A. DAVISON. Religious Studies 27 (4):485-497.
    What sorts of things are there in the world? Clearly enough, there are concrete, material things; but are there other things too, perhaps nonconcrete or non-material things? Some people believe that there are such things, which are often called abstract ; purported examples of such objects include numbers, properties, possible but non-actual states of affairs, propositions, and sets. Following a long-standing tradition, I shall describe persons who believe that there are abstract objects as ‘platonists’. In this paper, I shall not (...)
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    Scott A. Davison (2007). Nicholas Everitt, the Non-Existence of God. London: Routledge, 2004. XIV and 326 Pages. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 (2):127-129.
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    Scott A. Davison (2009). Deane-Peter Baker (Ed.), Alvin Plantinga (Contemporary Philosophy in Focus Series). International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 65 (2):109-112.
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    Scott A. Davison (2010). Review of Charles Taliaferro, Chad Meister (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (10).
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    Scott A. Davison (1998). David J. Batholomew, Uncertain Belief: Is It Rational to Be a Christian? [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 43 (3):183-185.
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    Scott A. Davison (1995). Making Sense of Your Freedom. Philosophy for the Perplexed. Philosophical Books 36 (3):187-188.
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  18. Scott A. Davison (2017). Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation. Oxford University Press Uk.
    This volume explores the philosophical issues involved in the idea of petitionary prayer, where this is conceived as an activity designed to influence the action of the all-knowing, all-powerful, perfectly good God of traditional theism. Theists have always recognized various logical and moral limits to divine action in the world, but do these limits leave any space among God's reasons for petitionary prayer to make a difference? Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation develops a new account of the conditions required for (...)
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