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  1. Stephen Law, Think.
    other thinkers on any topic broadly related either to philosophy or to the development of thinking skills. It is anticipated that most contributors..
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  2. Stephen Law (2014). Introduction. Think 13 (36):5-9.
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  3. Stephen Law (2013). Introduction. Think 12 (34):5-7.
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  4. Stephen Law (2013). What is Humanism? In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press. 263.
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  5. Charles Pigden, Stephen Law, Julian Baggini & John Bigelow (2013). Obituaries. The Philosophers' Magazine 60 (60):9-12.
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  6. Stephen Law (2012). Introduction. Think 11 (32):5-10.
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  7. Stephen Law (2012). Just Knowing. The Philosophers' Magazine 56 (56):51-57.
    I remain entirely unconvinced that anyone who claims to “just know” that the dead walk among us, or that God exists, knows any such thing. Not only do I think the rest of us have good grounds for doubting their experience, I don’t believe it’s reasonable for them to take their own experience at face value either.
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  8. Stephen Law (2012). The Meaning of Life. Think 11 (30):25 - 38.
    This is an article that explores the question "what is the meaning of life?" particularly with respect to humanism and theism. It defends a humanist position, and refutes a number of arguments for the conclusion that a meaningful human existence requires the existence of God.
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  9. Stephen Law (2011). Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked Into an Intellectual Black Hole. Prometheus Books.
    Playing the mystery card -- "But it fits!" -- Going nuclear -- Moving the semantic goalposts -- "But I just know!" -- Pseudo-profundity -- Piling up the anecdotes -- Pressing your buttons -- Conclusion -- The Tapescrew letters.
     
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  10. Stephen Law (2011). Evidence, Miracles, and the Existence of Jesus. Faith and Philosophy 28 (2):129-151.
    The vast majority of Biblical historians believe there is evidence sufficient to place Jesus’ existence beyond reasonable doubt. Many believe the New Testamentdocuments alone suffice firmly to establish Jesus as an actual, historical figure. I question these views. In particular, I argue (i) that the three most popular criteria by which various non-miraculous New Testament claims made about Jesus are supposedly corroborated are not sufficient, either singly or jointly, to place his existence beyond reasonable doubt, and (ii) that a prima (...)
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  11. Stephen Law (2011). Humanism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
    Stephen Law explores how humanism uses science and reason to make sense of the world, looking at how it encourages individual moral responsibility and shows ...
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  12. Stephen Law (2011). Introduction. Think 10 (29):5-7.
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  13. Stephen Law (2011). Plantinga's Belief-Cum-Desire Argument Refuted. Religious Studies 47 (2):245-256.
    In Warrant and Proper Function, Alvin Plantinga develops an argument designed to show that naturalism is self-defeating. One component of this larger argument is what I call Plantinga's belief-cum-desire argument, which is intended to establish something more specific: that if the content of our beliefs does causally effect behaviour (that is to say, semantic content is not epiphenomenal), and if naturalism and current evolutionary doctrine are correct, then the probability that we possess reliable cognitive mechanisms must be either inscrutable or (...)
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  14. Stephen Law (2010). Introduction. Think 9 (26):5-6.
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  15. Stephen Law (2010). Introductory Essay. Think 9 (25):5-7.
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  16. Stephen Law (2010). The Evil-God Challenge. Religious Studies 46 (3):353 - 373.
    This paper develops a challenge to theism. The challenge is to explain why the hypothesis that there exists an omnipotent, omniscient and all-good god should be considered significantly more reasonable than the hypothesis that there exists an omnipotent, omniscient and all-evil god. Theists typically dismiss the evil-god hypothesis out of hand because of the problem of good–there is surely too much good in the world for it to be the creation of such a being. But then why doesn't the problem (...)
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  17. Stephen Law (2009). Introduction. Think 8 (23):5-5.
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  18. Stephen Law (2009). Rape is a Sex Act. Think 8 (21):69-70.
    In the preceding piece, Timothy Chambers agrees with some feminists that . Here, I briefly defend the view that, whatever else rape is, it is, indeed, a sexual act. Timothy will reply in another piece.
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  19. Stephen Law (2009). Really, Really Big Questions: About Life, the Universe, and Everything. Kingfisher.
    Life, the universe, and everything -- Thinking robots and mysterious minds -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- Is seeing believing?
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  20. Stephen Law (2009). Thinking Tools. Fallacy: Division. Think 8 (21):83-83.
    Thinking tools is a regular feature that offers tips and pointers on thinking clearly and rigorously.
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  21. Stephen Law (2008). Introduction. Think 7 (20):5-5.
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  22. Stephen Law (2008). Indução e filosofia da ciência. Critica.
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  23. Stephen Law (2008). Thinking Tools. Fallacy: Two Wrongs Make a Right. Think 7 (19):71-71.
    Thinking tools is a regular feature that offers tips and pointers on thinking clearly and rigorously.
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  24. Stephen Law (2008). The Time Machine. Think 7 (19):47-48.
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  25. Stephen Law (2008). Thinking Tools: Suppressed Evidence. Think 7 (20):105-105.
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  26. Stephen Law (2008). Thinking Tools: The Sherlock Holmes Fallacy. Think 6 (17-18):219-221.
    Thinking Tools is a regular feature that introduces pointers on thinking clearly and rigorously.
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  27. Stephen Law (2008). Thinking Tools: The Straw Man. Think 6 (16):75-75.
    Thinking Tools is a regular feature that introduces pointers on thinking clearly and rigorously.
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  28. Make A. Right & Stephen Law (2008). Thinking Tools. Fallacy: Two Wrongs. Think 7 (19):71-71.
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  29. Stephen Law (2007). Free Their Minds. The Philosophers' Magazine 37 (37):67-74.
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  30. Stephen Law (2007). Enlightened Scepticism. The Philosophers' Magazine 38 (38):55-57.
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  31. Stephen Law (2007/2012). Philosophy. Dk.
    Learn to understand the major issues, theories and problems at the heart of philosophy and watch hard-to-grasp concepts come to life.
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  32. Stephen Law (2007). Thinking Tools: Weak Analogy. Think 5 (15):59-60.
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  33. Stephen Law (2007). Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing. Philosophical Review 116 (2):300-303.
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  34. Stephen Law (2006). Honderich and the Curse of Epiphenomenalism. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (7-8):61-70.
  35. Stephen Law (2006). Thinking Tools: The Bandwagon Fallacy. Think 4 (12):111-111.
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  36. Stephen Law (2006). Thinking Tools: The Genetic Fallacy. Think 5 (13):23-24.
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  37. Stephen Law (2006). The War for Children's Minds. Routledge.
    Behind headlines on the conflict in Iraq and global terrorism, a much deeper battle is raging over children and the values they should adopt. Political and religious leaders including Blair and Bush have been joined by the popular press in Enlightenment-bashing and bitter attacks on `liberal parenting�, calling for a return to authority and religious tradition. How do we raise good children? How do we make good citizens? In defiant yet acute fashion, Stephen Law urges us to re-evaluate the liberal (...)
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  38. Stephen Law (2005). Dark Materials. The Chesterton Review 31 (3/4):299-300.
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  39. Stephen Law (2005). Introduction. Think 4 (11):5-6.
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  40. Stephen Law (2005). Systems of Measurement. Ratio 18 (2):145–164.
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  41. Stephen Law (2005). The God of Eth. Think 3 (9):13-26.
    A dialogue investigating whether the usual religious defences of belief in God are really up to the job.
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  42. Stephen Law (2005). Thinking Tools: The Lottery Fallacy. Think 4 (11):65-66.
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  43. Stephen Law (2005). Thinking Tools: The Relativist Fallacy. Think 3 (9):57-58.
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  44. Elizabeth Burns & Stephen Law (eds.) (2004). Philosophy for as and A. Routledge.
    Philosophy for AS and A2 is the definitive textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses, structured directly around the specification of the AQA - the only exam board to offer these courses. Following a lively foreword by Nigel Warburton, author of Philosophy: The Basics , a team of experienced teachers devote a chapter each to the six themes covered by the syllabus: AS * Theory of Knowledge * Moral Philosophy * Philosophy of Religion A2 * Philosophy of (...)
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  45. Stephen Law (2004). Five Private Language Arguments. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (2):159-176.
    This paper distinguishes five key interpretations of the argument presented by Wittgenstein in Philosophical Investigations I, §258. I also argue that on none of these five interpretations is the argument cogent. The paper is primarily concerned with the most popular interpretation of the argument: that which that makes it rest upon the principle that one can be said to follow a rule only if there exists a 'useable criterion of successful performance' (Pears) or 'operational standard of correctness' (Glock) for its (...)
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  46. Stephen Law (2004). Loar's Defence of Physicalism. Ratio 17 (1):60-67.
    Brian Loar believes he has refuted all those antiphysicalist arguments that take as their point of departure observations about what is or isn't conceivable. I argue that there remains an important, popular and plausible-looking form of conceivability argument that Loar has entirely overlooked. Though he may not have realized it, Saul Kripke presents, or comes close to presenting, two fundamentally different forms of conceivability argument. I distinguish the two arguments and point out that while Loar has succeeded in refuting one (...)
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  47. Stephen Law (2004). Thinking Tools: Seductive Secrets of the Shopping Mall. Think 3 (8):53.
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  48. Stephen Law (2004). Thinking Tools: The Fallacy of Affirming the Consequent. Think 3 (7):31.
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  49. Stephen Law (2004). Thinking Tools: 'Well I'm Not Going to Answer a Hypothetical Question…'. Think 2 (6):93.
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  50. Stephen Law (2003). Kids' Law. The Philosophers' Magazine 24 (24):38-39.
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