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    Thomas Metcalf (2004). Omniscience and Maximal Power. Religious Studies 40 (3):289-306.
    This essay examines a conflict between God's omnipotence and His omniscience. I discuss our intuitions regarding omnipotence and omniscience and describe a method by which we can decide whether a being is omnipotent. I consider the most promising versions of omnipotence and argue that they produce a genuine conflict with omniscience. Finally, I suggest that we can take the example of omniscience and generalize it to several of God's essential properties and thereby reveal incompatibilities that result even from sophisticated conceptions (...)
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    Thomas Metcalf (2005). Entailment and Ontological Arguments. Philo 8 (2):131-133.
    Robert Maydole has recently presented a sophisticated ontological argument that he calls the Modal Perfection Argument for the existence of a supreme being. While this ontological argument is probably better than most of its peers, it is nonetheless open to at least one decisive objection. The purpose of this brief comment is to develop that objection. I claim that this objection indicates an important further point about the concept of entailment and its role in ontological arguments at large, the recognition (...)
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    Thomas R. Metcalf (2014). Liberalism and Empire. Journal of the History of Ideas 75 (4):687-695.
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    Thomas Metcalf (2013). The Under-Determination Objection to Deductive Bare-Difference Arguments. Southwest Philosophy Review 29 (1):107-118.
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