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  1. Meeting the Evil God Challenge.Ben Page & Max Baker-Hytch - 2020 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 3 (101):297-317.
    The evil God challenge is an argumentative strategy that has been pursued by a number of philosophers in recent years. It is apt to be understood as a parody argument: a wholly evil, omnipotent and omniscient God is absurd, as both theists and atheists will agree. But according to the challenge, belief in evil God is about as reasonable as belief in a wholly good, omnipotent and omniscient God; the two hypotheses are roughly epistemically symmetrical. Given this symmetry, thesis belief (...)
     
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    Meeting the Evil God Challenge.Ben Page & Max Baker-Hytch - 2020 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 101 (3):489-514.
    The evil God challenge is an argumentative strategy that has been pursued by a number of philosophers in recent years. It is apt to be understood as a parody argument: a wholly evil, omnipotent and omniscient God is absurd, as both theists and atheists will agree. But according to the challenge, belief in evil God is about as reasonable as belief in a wholly good, omnipotent and omniscient God; the two hypotheses are roughly epistemically symmetrical. Given this symmetry, thesis belief (...)
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    Arguing to Theism From Consciousness.Ben Page - 2020 - Faith and Philosophy 37 (3):336-362.
    I provide an argument from consciousness for God’s existence. I first consider a version of the argument which is ultimately difficult to evaluate. I then consider a stronger argument, on which consciousness, given our worldly laws of nature, is rather substantial evidence for God’s existence. It is this latter argument the paper largely focuses on, both in setting it out and defending it from various objections.
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    Aquinas on Forms, Substances and Artifacts.Anna Marmodoro & Ben Page - 2016 - Vivarium 54 (1):1-21.
    _ Source: _Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 1 - 21 Thomas Aquinas sees a sharp metaphysical distinction between artifacts and substances, but does not offer any explicit account of it. We argue that for Aquinas the contribution that an artisan makes to the generation of an artifact compromises the causal responsibility of the form of that artifact for what the artifact is; hence it compromises the metaphysical unity of the artifact to that of an accidental unity. By contrast, the metaphysical (...)
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    Power-ing up neo-aristotelian natural goodness.Ben Page - 2021 - Philosophical Studies 178 (11):3755-3775.
    Something is good insofar as it achieves its end, so says a neo-Aristotelian view of goodness. Powers/dispositions are paradigm cases of entities that have an end, so say many metaphysicians. A question therefore arises, namely, can one account for neo-Aristotelian goodness in terms of an ontology of powers? This is what I shall begin to explore in this paper. I will first provide a brief explication of both neo-Aristotelian goodness and the metaphysics of powers, before turning to investigate whether one (...)
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    The Enneads. Plotinus, Stephen Mackenna & B. S. Page - 1991 - Larson Publications.
    Compiled in the 3rd century AD by his student Porphyry, The Enneads unfolds Plotinus' study of the principles of the universe. This work is organized into 54 treatises, which are in turn more largely grouped into six books, which form the foundational concepts of Neo-Platonism. The first Ennead deals principally with ethical topics and human subjects, such as happiness, virtue, beauty, and evil. The second and third Enneads discuss mainly physical reality and cosmology, including heaven, substance, fate, eternity, time, stars, (...)
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    Fine-Tuned of Necessity?Ben Page - 2018 - Res Philosophica 95 (4):663-692.
    This paper seeks to explicate and analyze an alternative response to fine-tuning arguments from those that are typically given—namely, design or brute contingency. The response I explore is based on necessity, the necessitarian response. After showing how necessity blocks the argument, I explicate the reply I claim necessitarians can give and suggest how its three requirements can be met: firstly, that laws are metaphysically necessary; secondly, that constants are metaphysically necessary; and thirdly, that the fundamental properties that determine the laws (...)
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    The Dispositionalist Deity: How God Creates Laws and Why Theists Should Care.Ben Page - 2015 - Zygon 50 (1):113-137.
    How does God govern the world? For many theists “laws of nature” play a vital role. But what are these laws, metaphysically speaking? I shall argue that laws of nature are not external to the objects they govern, but instead should be thought of as reducible to internal features of properties. Recent work in metaphysics and philosophy of science has revived a dispositionalist conception of nature, according to which nature is not passive, but active and dynamic. Disposition theorists see particulars (...)
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    If Anyone is in Christ – New Creation!Ben Page - 2020 - Religious Studies 4 (56):525-541.
    This article investigates the metaphysical transformation that occurs when a believer becomes a new creation, something which hasn't yet been explored in the literature. I start by setting out what this ontological transformation involves, and then provide two models as to how it might go. The first is a type of substratism, based on a theory of mixing, while the second thinks about this transformation in terms of replacementism. Throughout the article I seek to resolve difficulties that both of these (...)
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    That Same Old Song: Somin on Political Ignorance.Benjamin I. Page - 2015 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 27 (3-4):375-379.
    ABSTRACTIlya Somin's Democracy and Political Ignorance suffers from the fallacy of composition: It uses individual-level evidence about political behavior to draw inferences about the preferences and actions of the public as a whole. But collective public opinion is more stable, consistent, coherent, and responsive to the best available information, and more reflective of citizens’ underlying values and interests, than are the opinions of most individual citizens. Because Somin tends to blame the general public for deficiencies in our political processes, he (...)
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    Wherein Lies the Debate? Concerning Whether God is a Person.Ben Page - 2019 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 85 (3):297-317.
    Within contemporary philosophy of religion there are three main ways in which God is conceptualised in relation to personhood:God is a person and so personal. God is non-personal, and so is not a person. God is a personal non-person. The first two of these options will be familiar to many, with held by most contemporary monotheist philosophers of religion and mainly by those who are pantheists., however, is a view some may not have come across, despite its proponents claiming it (...)
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    Dis-Positioning Euthyphro.Ben Page - 2018 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 84 (1):31-55.
    The Euthyphro objection is often perceived, rightly or wrongly, as the king objection to theistic meta-ethics. This paper proposes a response that hasn’t been much explored within the contemporary literature, based on the metaphysics of dispositions and natural law theory. The paper will first contend that there is a parallel between ways theists conceptualise God’s role in creating laws of nature and the ways God creates goods. Drawing upon these parallels I propose a possible response to the dilemma, where this (...)
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    Is Public Opinion an Illusion?Benjamin I. Page - 2007 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 19 (1):35-45.
    ABSTRACT George Bishop?s The Illusion of Public Opinion does a superb job of showing how various errors and malfeasances in conducting and interpreting surveys have created illusions about public opinion. It thereby offers a very useful compendium on how to do, and especially how not to do, survey research. Nothing in the book, however, provides persuasive evidence for either of two more troubling ?illusion? arguments: that collective public preferences on policy issues do not exist; or that surveys cannot measure them. (...)
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    The ‘Power’-Ful Trinity.Ben Page - 2017 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (4):155-180.
    This paper proposes a new orthodox Latin Trinitarian model of the Trinity, through employing current work from the metaphysics of powers. It outlines theses defended within the contemporary powers literature that form the backbone of the account and then shows how they can be combined to provide an orthodox metaphysics of the Trinity. Having done this it addresses a further element required for orthodoxy, the ontological priority of the Father, and then notes a particular benefit that comes along with the (...)
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    In Defense of Policy Polling: Rejoinder to Bishop.Benjamin I. Page - 2008 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 20 (1-2):159-165.
    ABSTRACT Contrary to George Bishop's claim, collective deliberation and cue?taking permit even poorly informed individuals to form opinions that can accurately reflect their values and interests in light of available information. Statistical aggregation of poll results can smooth out offsetting errors and uncertainties and reveal collective preferences that are real, stable, consistent, coherent, differentiated, and responsive to information: preferences that policy makers should pay attention to. Media polls tend to be more useful for this purpose than academic surveys that encourage (...)
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    Thomas Aquinas, “the Greatest Advocate of Dispositional Modality”.Ben Page - 2017 - Studia Neoaristotelica 14 (2):167-188.
    Thomas Aquinas a quodam nostri temporis viro docto de potentiis inquirenti “dispositionalis modalitatis propugnator fortissimus” nominatus est. Huius tractationis scopus est, hanc assertionem criticae subicere analysi. Imprimis autem nonnulla Aquinatis de potentiis doctrinae elementa exponuntur, ea disceptationibus, quae nostro tempore aguntur, conferendo. Deinde duae de potentiarum modalitatis natura sententiae contrariae explicantur: scil. “modalitas dispositionalis” et “necessitas conditionata”. Quo exacto Aquinatis textus examinantur inquirendo, utram illarum sententiarum ille docuerit. Testimonia demum postremae faventia inveniuntur. Loco conclusionis auctor suadet, quomodo Aquinas exempla a (...)
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  17. Inaugurated Hyperspace.Ben Page - 2021 - Theologica 1 (5):1-22.
    Several philosophers of religion have used contemporary work on the metaphysics of space to dismantle objections to Christian doctrine. In this paper I shall also make use of work in the metaphysics of space to explore a topic in Christian thought that has received little attention by philosophers, namely inaugurated eschatology. My aim will be to take the conclusions of some biblical scholars who have written on this topic, and then begin to provide some metaphysical models of this doctrine, so (...)
     
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  18. The Enneades.Stephen Mackenna & B. S. Page - 1957 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 12 (4):421-421.
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    Philanthropic Foundations and the Globalization of Scientific Medicine and Public Health: Proceedings of a Conference Jointly Sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the Rockefeller Archive Center with Additional Support From the Dreyfus Health Foundation.Benjamin B. Page & David A. Valone (eds.) - 2007 - Upa.
    This work resulted from a conference held in 2003 that was jointly sponsored by the Rockefeller Archive Center and Quinnipiac University. Drawing upon perspectives from history, philosophy, and the social sciences, as well as public health and medicine, the authors in this volume examine and critique the role of Foundations, most prominently the Rockefeller Foundation, in promoting and expanding the development of Western medicine around the world during the 20th century. The first half of the book examines the historical involvement (...)
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  20. The Consolation of Ontology: On the Substantial and Nonsubstantial Models.Benjamin B. Page (ed.) - 2001 - Lexington Books.
    In the Consolation of Ontology, Czech poet-philosopher Egon Bondy examines the substantial model of reality — the notion that there is some sort of substance, some "thing", idea, being, or principle that creates, underlies, transcends, or gives meaning to the universe in which we live. He shows how the substantial model, in both its theistic and mechanical materialist versions, is logically untenable and dangerous in its consequences. From there, Bondy shows how the nonsubstantial alternative — prefigured in the thinking of (...)
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  21. Who Owns the Professions?B. B. Page - 1975 - Hastings Center Report 5 (5):7-8.
  22. Working as an Embedded Researcher in a Healthcare Setting: A Practical Guide for Current or Prospective Embedded Researchers.Gurpreet Reen, Bethan Page & Eirini Oikonomou - 2022 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 28 (1):93-98.
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  23. Elephant Population Biology and Ecology.R. J. Van Aarde, S. Ferreira, T. Jackson, B. Page, Y. De Beer, K. Gough, R. Guldemond, J. Junker, P. Olivier & T. Ott - 2008 - In R. J. Scholes & K. G. Mennell (eds.), Elephant Management: A Scientific Assessment for South Africa. Wits University Press.
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    Plotins Schriften. Translated by R. Harder. Pp. 197, 204, 202. Leipzig: Meiner, 1936–7. Export Price, RM. 6 Per Vol.B. S. Page - 1939 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 59 (1):166-166.
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    The Rockefeller Foundation and Central Europe: A Reconsideration. [REVIEW]Benhamin B. Page - 2002 - Minerva 40 (3):265-287.
    This paper argues that the health-related work of the RockefellerFoundation in Central Europe following the First World War flowed not somuch from geopolitical concerns as from the Foundation's ambition tocreate a global network in scientific medicine. It examines theassumptions and values that underpinned this project, and indicates someof the questions that these pose for today's world.
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    The Youth of Origen René Cadiou : La Jeunesse d'Origène. Histoire de l'École d'Alexandrie au Début du IIIe Siècle. Pp. Vi + 424. Paris: Beauchesne, 1935. Unbound, 38 Fr. [REVIEW]B. S. Page - 1936 - The Classical Review 50 (05):178-179.
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    Towards Neoplatonism Die Vorbereitung des Neuplatonismus. (Problemata, Heft 1.) By Willy Theiler. Pp. X + 166. Berlin: Weidmann, 1930. Paper, M. 10. [REVIEW]B. S. Page - 1931 - The Classical Review 45 (05):181-182.
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    Two Notes on Plato's Philebus.B. S. Page - 1947 - The Classical Review 61 (01):8-.
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    Higher Education Finance: Demystifying the Figures.Brian Page - 1998 - Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education 2 (1):15-18.
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    Le Public Rationnel Et la Démocratie : Extrait de Reconsidering the Democratic Public, Sous la Direction de George E. Marcus Et de Russel L. Hanson, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993, P. 35-64. [REVIEW]Benjamin I. Page, Robert Y. Shapiro & Laurence Monnoyer-Smith - 2001 - Hermes 31:93.
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    La Geographie Dans les Argonautiques d'Apollonius de RhodesBiographie d'Apollonios de RhodesPlotinus, on the One and Good, Being the Treatises of the Sixth Ennead.J. H. S., Emile Delage, Stephen MacKenna & B. S. Page - 1931 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 51:311.
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    Plotins Schriften.B. S. Page & R. Harder - 1939 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 59 (20):166.
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    Socialism, Health Care, and Medical Ethics.Benjamin B. Page - 1976 - Hastings Center Report 6 (5):20-23.