Results for 'Adams Robert Merrihew'

1000+ found
Order:
  1. Theories of Actuality.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1974 - In Michael J. Loux (ed.), The Possible and the Actual: Readings in the Metaphysics of Modality. Cornell University Press. pp. 190.
  2. The virtue of faith and other essays in philosophical theology.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1987 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Robert Merrihew Adams has been a leader in renewing philosophical respect for the idea that moral obligation may be founded on the commands of God. This collection of Adams' essays, two of which are previously unpublished, draws from his extensive writings on philosophical theology that discuss metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical issues surrounding the concept of God--whether God exists or not, what God is or would be like, and how we ought to relate ourselves to such a (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   36 citations  
  3. Divine Motivation Theory. LINDA ZAGZEBSKI. Cambridge.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (2):493-497.
    Divine Motivation theory is a major contribution both to the philosophy of religion, particularly the philosophy of religious ethics, and to general ethical theory. It is demanding reading, because it is long and complex and about difficult issues. It is also rewarding, because it is suggestive and highly original, written and argued with philosophical intelligence and disciplined care, and rich in systematic connections and explanations of them.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   22 citations  
  4. Kierkegaard’s Arguments Against Objective Reasoning In Religion.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1977 - The Monist 60 (2):228-243.
    Versions of this paper have been read to philosophical colloquia at Occidental College and California State University, Fullerton. I am indebted to participants in those discussions, to students in many of my classes, and particularly to Marilyn McCord Adams, Van Harvey, Thomas Kselman, William Laserow, and James Muyskens, for helpful comment on the ideas which are contained in this paper (or which would have been, had it not been for their criticisms).
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  5. A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2006 - Oxford, GB: Clarendon Press.
    The distinguished philosopher Robert M. Adams presents a major work on virtue, which is once again a central topic in ethical thought. A Theory of Virtue is a systematic, comprehensive framework for thinking about the moral evaluation of character, proposing that virtue is chiefly a matter of being for what is good, and that virtues must be intrinsically excellent and not just beneficial or useful.
  6. Substance and Individuation in Leibniz.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2002 - Mind 111 (444):851-855.
  7. Time and Thisness.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1986 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 11 (1):315-329.
    I have argued elsewhere that there are facts, and possibilities, that are not purely qualitative. In a second paper, however, I have argued that all possibilities are purely qualitative except insofar as they involve individuals that actually exist. In particular, I have argued that there are no thisnesses of nonactual individuals (where the thisness of x is the property of being x, or of being identical with x), and that there are no singular propositions about nonactual individuals (where a singular (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   62 citations  
  8.  38
    Leibniz: Determinist, Theist, Idealist.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1994 - New York, US: Oup Usa.
    Adams presents an in-depth interpretation of three important parts of Leibniz's metaphysics, thoroughly grounded in the texts as well as in philosophical analysis and critique. The three areas discussed are the metaphysical part of Leibniz's philosophy of logic, his essentially theological treatment of the central issues of ontology, and his theory of substance. Adams' work helps make sense of one of the great classic systems of modern philosophy.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   81 citations  
  9. Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1999 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Renowned scholar Robert Adams explores the relation between religion and ethics through a comprehensive philosophical account of a theistically-based framework for ethics. Adams' framework begins with the good rather than the right, and with excellence rather than usefulness. He argues that loving the excellent, of which adoring God is a clear example, is the most fundamental aspect of a life well lived. Developing his original and detailed theory, Adams contends that devotion, the sacred, grace, martyrdom, worship, (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   187 citations  
  10.  50
    I—Robert Merrihew Adams: Conflict.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2009 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):115-132.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  11. Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2004 - In Tim Crane & Katalin Farkas (eds.), Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   171 citations  
  12. Primitive thisness and primitive identity.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1979 - Journal of Philosophy 76 (1):5-26.
  13. Theories of actuality.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1974 - Noûs 8 (3):211-231.
  14. Middle Knowledge and the Problem of Evil.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1977 - American Philosophical Quarterly 14 (2):109-117.
  15. Involuntary sins.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1985 - Philosophical Review 94 (1):3-31.
  16. Actualism and thisness.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1981 - Synthese 49 (1):3-41.
  17. Divine Command Metaethics Modified Again.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1979 - Journal of Religious Ethics 7 (1):66 - 79.
    This essay presents a version of divine command metaethics inspired by recent work of Donnellan, Kripke, and Putnam on the relation between necessity and conceptual analysis. What we can discover a priori, by conceptual analysis, about the nature of ethical wrongness is that wrongness is the property of actions that best fills a certain role. What property that is cannot be discovered by conceptual analysis. But I suggest that theists should claim it is the property of being contrary to the (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   47 citations  
  18. Must God create the best?Robert Merrihew Adams - 1972 - Philosophical Review 81 (3):317-332.
  19. Phenomenalism and Corporeal Substance in Leibniz.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1983 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 8 (1):217-257.
  20. A Modified Divine Command Theory of Ethical Wrongness.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1973 - In Thomas L. Carson & Paul K. Moser (eds.), Morality and the Good Life. Oup Usa.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   20 citations  
  21. Motive utilitarianism.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (14):467-481.
  22. Moral arguments for theistic belief.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1979 - In C. F. Delaney (ed.), Rationality and Religious Belief. University of Notre Dame Press.
    Moral arguments were the type of theistic argument most characteristic of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More recently they have become one of philosophy’s abandoned farms. The fields are still fertile, but they have not been cultivated systematically since the latest methods came in. The rambling Victorian farmhouse has not been kept up as well as similar structures, and people have not been stripping the sentimental gingerbread off the porches to reveal the clean lines of argument. This paper is (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   20 citations  
  23. Divine Command Metaethics Modified Again.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1999 - In Eleonore Stump & Michael J. Murray (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions. Blackwell. pp. 412-416.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   23 citations  
  24. A theory of virtue: response to critics.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 148 (1):159-165.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   41 citations  
  25. A theory of virtue: introductory remarks.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 148 (1):133-134.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   39 citations  
  26. Existence, self-interest, and the problem of evil.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1979 - Noûs 13 (1):53-65.
  27. Things in themselves.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (4):801-825.
    The paper is an interpretation and defense of Kant's conception of things in themselves as noumena, along the following lines. Noumena are transempirical realities. As such they have several important roles in Kant's critical philosophy (Section 1). Our theoretical faculties cannot obtain enough content for a conception of noumena that would assure their real possibility as objects, but can establish their merely formal logical possibility (Sections 2-3). Our practical reason, however, grounds belief in the real possibility of some noumena, and (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   39 citations  
  28. Moral faith.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy 92 (2):75-95.
  29.  19
    Leibniz.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1994 - The Leibniz Review 19:113-116.
  30.  10
    Things in Themselves.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (4):801-825.
    The paper is an interpretation and defense of Kant’s conception of things in themselves as noumena, along the following lines. Noumena are transempirical realities. As such they have several important roles in Kant’s critical philosophy (Section 1). Our theoretical faculties cannot obtain enough content for a conception of noumena that would assure their real possibility as objects, but can establish their merely formal logical possibility (Sections 2-3). Our practical reason, however, grounds belief in the real possibility of some noumena, and (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   15 citations  
  31. Where do our ideas come from.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1975 - In Stephen P. Stich (ed.), Innate Ideas. University of California Press. pp. 71--87.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   15 citations  
  32. Saints.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1984 - Journal of Philosophy 81 (7):392.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   27 citations  
  33. Divine necessity.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1983 - Journal of Philosophy 80 (11):741-752.
  34.  86
    Pure Love.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1980 - Journal of Religious Ethics 8 (1):83 - 99.
    The place of self-concern in Christian love is studied, beginning with Fénelon's extreme claim that in perfect love for God one would desire nothing for its own sake except that God's will be done. This view is criticized. A distinction is made between self-interest (desire for one's own good for its own sake) and other sorts of self-concern; and it is argued that self-concern has an important role in the Christian virtues, but that self-interest has a less important role than (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   13 citations  
  35. The Virtue of Faith.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1984 - Faith and Philosophy 1 (1):3-15.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   32 citations  
  36. The Problem of evil.Marilyn McCord Adams & Robert Merrihew Adams (eds.) - 1990 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    The problem of evil is one of the most discussed topics in the philosophy of religion. For some time, however, there has been a need for a collection of readings that adequately represents recent and ongoing writing on the topic. This volume fills that need, offering the most up-to-date collection of recent scholarship on the problem of evil. The distinguished contributors include J.L. Mackie, Nelson Pike, Roderick M. Chisholm, Terence Penelhum, Alvin Plantinga, William L. Rowe, Stephen J. Wykstra, John Hick, (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   19 citations  
  37.  36
    Common Projects and Moral Virtue.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1988 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 13 (1):297-307.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  38.  78
    Has It Been Proved That All Real Existence Is Contingent?Robert Merrihew Adams - 1971 - American Philosophical Quarterly 8 (3):284 - 291.
  39. God, Possibility, and Kant.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2000 - Faith and Philosophy 17 (4):425-440.
    In one of his precritical works, Kant defends, as “the only possible” way of demonstrating the existence of God, an argument from the nature of possibility. Whereas Leibniz had argued that possibilities must be thought by God in order to obtain the ontological standing that they need, Kant argued that at least the most fundamental possibilities must be exemplified in God. Here Kant’s argument is critically examined in comparison with its Leibnizian predecessor, and it is suggested that an argument combining (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   20 citations  
  40. The logical structure of Anselm's arguments.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1971 - Philosophical Review 80 (1):28-54.
  41. An anti-molinist argument.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1991 - Philosophical Perspectives 5:343-353.
  42.  33
    Moral Faith.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy 92 (2):75-95.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   19 citations  
  43.  33
    A Natural Theology for our Time. [REVIEW]Robert Merrihew Adams - 1969 - Philosophical Review 78 (1):129-131.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   14 citations  
  44. The problem of total devotion.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1993 - In Neera Kapur Badhwar (ed.), Friendship: A Philosophical Reader. Cornell University Press. pp. 108--132.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  45.  58
    Symbolic Value.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1997 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 21 (1):1-15.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  46.  40
    The Concept of Prayer.Robert Merrihew Adams & D. Z. Phillips - 1970 - Philosophical Review 79 (2):282.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   14 citations  
  47. The concept of a divine command.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1996 - In D. Z. Phillips (ed.), Religion and Morality. St. Martin's Press. pp. 59--80.
  48.  20
    Reading the Silences, Questioning the Terms: A Response to the Focus on Eighteenth-Century Ethics.Robert Merrihew Adams - 2000 - Journal of Religious Ethics 28 (2):281 - 284.
    It is striking that most of the essays in this Focus do not explore the specifically religious aspects of Enlightenment ethical thought. A principled reason for this may be found in a conception of religion that makes it hard for Enlightenment thinkers to seem religious at all. Neither does this conception fit anything that is likely to be a live option for most people today, and the now prevalent unpopularity of eighteenth-century piety and religious thought may blind us to important (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  49. Should ethics be more impersonal? A critical notice of Derek Parfit, reasons and persons.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1989 - Philosophical Review 98 (4):439-484.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  50.  75
    The Cosmological Argument.Robert Merrihew Adams & William L. Rowe - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (3):445.
1 — 50 / 1000