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  1. Vance G. Morgan (2006). Mathematics and Supernatural Friendship. Philosophy and Theology 18 (2):319-335.
    Simone Weil wrote in her notebooks that “Friendship, like beauty, is a miracle.” This paper investigates her discussions of friendship in the larger context of her understanding of the mediation of opposites, modeled on the Pythagorean and Platonic models of mathematics. For Weil, friendship was not only miraculous, butalso a key to understanding the relationship of the divine to the human. Convinced that friendship and love create equality between parties where none exists naturally, Weil concluded that friendship “is full of (...)
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  2. Vance G. Morgan, James Bernard Murphy & Michael N. Nagler (2005). American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 674. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (4).
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  3. Vance G. Morgan (2001). Humility and the Transcendent. Faith and Philosophy 18 (3):307-322.
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  4. Vance G. Morgan (2001). The Metaphysics of Naturalism. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 75 (3):409-431.
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  5. Vance G. Morgan (1998). Cognitive Science, Naturalism, and Divine Prototypes. Philosophy and Theology 11 (1):25-46.
    A new vision of the human being is emerging from the cognitive sciences. A number of philosophers have recently argued that traditional, rule-oriented models of the moral life are unsuitable for this vision. They prefer an ethical naturalism that, among other things, eliminates from moral theory any element of transcendence or reference to the divine. In this paper, I argue that any model of the human being is incomplete unless it includes reference to the spiritual aspects of human nature, then (...)
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  6. Vance G. Morgan (1997). An Aspect of Love. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 71 (1):83-100.
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  7. Vance G. Morgan (1994). Foreknowledge and Human Freedom in Augustine. Journal of Philosophical Research 19:223-242.
    In this paper, I consider Augustine’s attempted solution of the problem of divine foreknowledge and free will. I focus on two distinct notions of God’s relationship to time as they relate to this problem. In Confessions XI, Augustine develops an understanding of time and foreknowledge that cIearly offers a possible solution to the foreknowledge/free will problem. I then turn to On Free Will 3 .1-4, where Augustine conspicuously declines to use a solution similar to the one in the Confessions, rather (...)
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  8. Vance G. Morgan (1994/1998). Foundations of Cartesian Ethics. Humanity Books.
     
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  9. Vance G. Morgan (1994). The Cartesian Prince: Descartes on the Legitimacy of Political Power. Southern Journal of Philosophy 32 (3):271-288.
    Descartes's comments concerning the legitimacy of political power have customarily been viewed as an expression of his agreement with the doctrine of "divine right" of rulers. I argue that Descartes' directives concerning the establishment of political legitimacy are best understood within the context of his larger ethical framework. This interpretation subjects political and social activity to the same moral demands as individual action, the demand that one always put one's best judgments into action "as if" these judgments were metaphysically certain, (...)
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  10. Vance G. Morgan (1993). Kant and Dogmatic Idealism: A Defense of Kant's Refutation of Berkeley. Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (2):217-237.
  11. Vance G. Morgan (1990). Ockham and Skepticism. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 64 (3):355-372.