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  1.  12
    The Doctrine of Double Effect.Anna Bogatyńska-Kucharska - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):273-292.
    The aim of the article is to present some of the differences and similari- ties in various versions of the double effect principle. The following formulations will be analyzed: that of Thomas Aquinas and two contemporary ap- proaches, namely those of Mangan and Boyle. It will be shown that the presented modern versions vary significantly and the distinction between their intended and only predicted effects is far from clear. As a result, the different contemporary for- mulations of DDE lead to (...)
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    Threats, Coercion, and Willingness to Damn: Three More Objections Against the Unpopulated Hell View.Alex R. Gillham - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):235-254.
    In this paper, I develop and evaluate three new objections to the Unpopulated Hell View (UHV). First, I consider whether UHV is false because it presupposes that God makes threats, which a perfect being would not do. Second, I evaluate the argument that UHV is false because it entails that God coerces us and therefore limits our freedom to an objectionable degree. Third, I consider whether UHV is false because it implies that God is willing to damn some individuals to (...)
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    Girard’s Optimism.Per Bjørnar Grande - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):311-322.
    This article contains a discussion on René Girard’s understanding of the positive sides of imitation—despite the ambivalent nature of desire. Historically speaking, the discovery of the scapegoat mechanism made a great contribution towards limiting violence. The decomposition of the scapegoat mechanism, and its power to find non-violent alternatives, has paved the way for a culture with numerous opportunities. Even if humans constantly rival one another, one must understand and define the close relationship between competition, cooperation, and rivalry. To be able (...)
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    Exorcism and Justified Belief in Demons.Marcus Hunt - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):255-271.
    The paper offers a three-premise argument that a person with first-hand experience of possession and exorcism, such as an exorcist, can have a justified belief in the existence of demons. “Exorcism involves a process by which the exorcist comes to believe that testimony is offered by a demon.” Cited for are the Gospels, the Roman Ritual, some modern cases of exorcism, and exorcism practices in non-Christian contexts. “If defeaters are absent, the exorcist may treat as reliable the process by which (...)
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    Can Scientists Help Philosophers Regarding the Nature of Phenomenal Experience?Richard Oyelakin - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):293-310.
    In response to Putnam’s computational hypothesis on the question of the nature of the mind, Searle and Churchland argue that the nature of mental states essentially consists of neurophysiological processes in an organic brain. However, this seems to imply that mental states are products of the brain and thus, contra Putnam, that an adequate account of mental states which excludes an implementing organic structure is impossible. To this extent, an attempt is made in the paper to structure a biological-organic program. (...)
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    On the Nature of Phenomenal Experience.Richard Taye Oyelakin - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):293-310.
    In response to Putnam’s computational hypothesis on the question of the nature of the mind, Searle and Churchland argue that the nature of mental states essentially consists of neurophysiological processes in an organic brain. However, this seems to imply that mental states are products of the brain and thus, contra Putnam, that an adequate account of mental states which excludes an implementing organic structure is impossible. To this extent, an attempt is made in the paper to structure a biological-organic program. (...)
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  7. Mieczysław Gogacz. The Polish Christian Philosophy in the 20th Century. [REVIEW]Francisco Plaza - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):348-355.
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    Evolution, Middle Knowledge, and Theodicy.Daniel Spencer - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):215-233.
    In this paper, I investigate the relationship between a nonlapsarian, evolutionary account of the origin of sin and the potential ramifications this might have for theodicy. I begin by reviving an early twentieth century evolutionary model of the origin of sin before discussing the most prominent objection which it elicits, namely, that if sin is merely the misuse of natural animal passions and habits, then God is ultimately answerable for the existence of sin in the human sphere. Though I suggest (...)
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  9. Jacek Woroniecki. The Polish Christian Philosophy in the 20th Century. [REVIEW]Mark Spencer - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):341-347.
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    From “Catharsis in the Text” to “Catharsis of the Text”.Cezary Zalewski - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (2):323-339.
    Roman Ingarden was a prominent Polish philosopher, phenomenologist, and student of Edmund Husserl. A characteristic feature of his works was the almost complete absence of analyzes from the history of philosophy. That is why it is so surprising that right after the end of World War II, the first text analyzed when Ingarden started working at the Jagiellonian University was Aristotle’s “Poetics.” Ingarden published the results of his research in Polish in 1948 in “Kwartalnik Filozoficzny” and in the early 1960s (...)
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    Kazimierz M. Wolsza, Ed. Stanisław Kamiński. The Polish Christian Phi- Losophy in the 20th Century. [REVIEW]Philemon Ayibo - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):198-203.
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    Graham James McAleer. Erich Przywara and Postmodern Natural Law: A History of the Metaphysics of Morals. [REVIEW]Brian Besong - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):195-197.
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    Phenomenological Spirituality and its Relationship to Religion.Neal DeRoo - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):53-70.
    This paper develops a phenomenological account of spirituality that can help us think more broadly and deeply about religion and its role in our lives. It begins by explaining spirituality as a supra-subjective force that shapes a sub­ject’s intuitive engagement with the world. Then, it shows that such a spirituality is affective in cultural expression, by way of historically situated institutions or traditions [Stiftungen]. The last step of the paper will be to connect this account of spirituality to our understanding (...)
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    Phenomenology of Interior Life and the Trinity.Robert Farrugia - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):71-88.
    Michel Henry radicalises phenomenology by putting forward the idea of a double manifestation: the “Truth of Life” and “truth of the world.” For Henry, the world turns out to be empty of Life. To find its essence, the self must dive completely inward, away from the exterior movements of intentionality. Hence, Life, or God, for Henry, lies in non-intentional, immanent self-experience, which is felt and yet remains invisible, in an absolutist sense, as an a priori condition of all conscious experience. (...)
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    How Problematic is an Unpopulated Hell?Alex R. Gillham - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):107-121.
    The Problem of Suffering claims that there is a tension between the existence of a perfect God and suffering. The Problem of Hell is a version of PoS which claims that a perfect God would lack morally sufficient reasons to allow individuals to be eternally damned to Hell. A few traditional solutions have been developed to PoH, but each of them is problematic. As such, if there is a solu­tion to PoH that is resistant to these problems, then it deserves (...)
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  16. To Personalise or Not to Personalise.Tyrone Grima - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):37-52.
    This paper focuses on the theology of the philosopher Simone Weil, analysing the inherent struggle between the notion of the impersonal and the personal God, strongly present in her writings. The first part of the paper focuses on Weil’s point de départ, in which she maintained that the relationship between humanity and God should not be a personal one. This premise is rooted in Weil’s apophatic spirituality. It proceeds by giving an analysis of the dynamics in the notion of the (...)
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    Antaios: A Mythical and Symbolic Hermeneutics.Luca Siniscalco - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):123-139.
    The aim of my research is to define the religious hermeneutics that can be identified as the specific core of Antaios, the German journal directed by the historian of religions Mircea Eliade and by the writer and philosopher Ernst Jünger. Drawing on their insights, we will focus on the philosophical-religious interpretation of Antaios contents: the so-called “mythical-symbolic hermeneutics” is probably the most interesting theoretical theme connected to the Weltanschauung of Antaios. This cultural journal could embody a counter-philosophical perspec­tive that is (...)
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    Editorial Note.Mark Sultana - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):5-11.
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    Forms and Movements of Life.Zuzana Svobodová - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):89-105.
    Based on an analysis of the theory of the movement of existence, this paper answers the following question: Where can one see the most important connections of philosophical and religious language in the most re-thought part of Jan Patočkaʼs thinking? The third movement of life is seen as a form of the true philosophical life, but also as a form with metaphysical responsibility. The movement of breakthrough, or actual self-comprehension, is the most important, because it leads to care for the (...)
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    The Concept of Imago Dei as a Symbol of Religious Inclusion and Human Dignity.Wojciech Szczerba - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):13-36.
    This article aims to examine how the concept of Imago Dei can serve as a symbol for the broadly understood idea of religious inclusion and human dignity. The article explores the concept of Imago Dei primarily from a protological perspective, analyzing its usage in biblical writings, theological tradition and modern philosophy. The substantial, relational and functional—which three usages of the concept can be found in the inclusive theology of Gregory of Nyssa—are analyzed in this article. Arguably, in the context of (...)
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    Theopoetics to Theopraxis.Calvin D. Ullrich - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):163-182.
    The theological turn in continental philosophy has beckoned several new possibilities for theoretical discourse. More recently, the question of the absence of a political theology has been raised: Can an ethics of alterity offer a more substantive politics? In pursuing this question, the article considers the late work of Jacques Derrida and John D. Caputo. It argues that, contrary to caricatures of Caputo’s “theology of event,” his notion of theopoetics evinces a “materialist turn” in his mature thought that can be (...)
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    Ilse Somavilla, Carl Humphries, Bożena Sieradzka-Baziur, Eds. Wittgensteins Denkbewegungen (Tagebücher 1930–1932/1936–1937) Aus Interdisziplinärer Sicht. Wittgenstein’s Denkbewegungen (Diaries 1930–1932/1936–1937): Interdisciplinary Perspectives. [REVIEW]Anja Weiberg - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):183-194.
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    Religious Convictions and Moral Motivation.Anndrei Zavaliy - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 25 (1):141-161.
    Adherence to certain religious beliefs is often cited as both an efficient deterrent to immoral behavior and as an effective trigger of morally praiseworthy actions. I assume the truth of the externalist theory of motivation, emphasizing emotions as the most important non-cognitive elements that causally contribute to behavioral choices. While religious convictions may foster an array of complex emotions in a believer, three emotive states are singled out for a closer analysis: fear, guilt and gratitude. The results of recent empirical (...)
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  24. Exorcism and Justified Belief in Demons.Marcus Hunt - 2020 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 2 (25):255-271.
    The paper offers a three-premise argument that a person with first-hand experience of possession and exorcism, such as an exorcist, can have a justified belief in the existence of demons. (1) “Exorcism involves a process by which the exorcist comes to believe that testimony is offered by a demon.” Cited for (1) are the Gospels, the Roman Ritual, some modern cases of exorcism, and exorcism practices in non-Christian contexts. (2) “If defeaters are absent, the exorcist may treat as reliable the (...)
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