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    From Existence to God: A Contemporary Philosophical Argument.Barry Miller - 1992 - London ;Routledge.
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  2. The Fullness of Being: A New Paradigm for Existence.Barry Miller - 2002 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    According to a fairly standard view, there are several reasons for denying that existence is a real property of individuals. One is that 'exists' cannot be predicated of individuals, and another is that first-level properties are parasitic on individuals for their actuality, which is something that existence could never be. A third is that existence adds nothing to individuals. Moreover, even if existence were to survive all three counter-indications, it would be merely the most vacuous of properties. _The Fullness of (...)
     
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    In Defence of the Predicate `Exists'.Barry Miller - 1975 - Mind 84 (335):338-354.
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    'Exists' and Existence.Barry Miller - 1986 - Review of Metaphysics 40 (2):237 - 270.
    ARTHUR PRIOR once wrote that "philosophical discussion of the notion of existence, or being, has centred on two main problems...." One of them was the problem of what to say about the existence of fictitious objects, and the other the problem of what to say about abstract objects. Historically, however, this claim is hardly correct; for the existence of individuals that are real rather than fictitious, and concrete rather than abstract, has been at least as central a topic as those (...)
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    On “Divine Simplicity - A New Defense”.Barry Miller - 1994 - Faith and Philosophy 11 (3):474-477.
    I have two criticisms of Vallicella's "Divine Simplicity: A New Defense." One is that its argument for property self-exemplification fails because it ignores the distinction between "what" clauses employing first-level quanti-fication and those employing second-level quantification. The second criti-cism is that his rejection of logically simple propositions stems from a failure to see that the argument for those propositions is based on a logical premiss, not a grammatical one.
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    Analogy Sans Portrait: God-Talk as Literal But Non-Anthropomorphic.Barry Miller - 1990 - Faith and Philosophy 7 (1):63-84.
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    Logically Simple Propositions.Barry Miller - 1974 - Analysis 34 (4):123 - 128.
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    God and the Stone Paradox: Three Comments.David Londey, Barry Miller & John King-Farlow - 1971 - Sophia 10 (3):23-33.
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    Anselmian Explorations: Essays in Philosophical Theology.Barry Miller - 1991 - Noûs 25 (2):238-241.
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    Negative existential propositions.Barry Miller - 1982 - Analysis 42 (4):181.
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    The Contingency Argument.Barry Miller - 1970 - The Monist 54 (3):359-373.
    If the 1960’s did not see a resurgence of belief in God, they at least witnessed a renewed interest in him, stimulated by die writings of Harvey Cox, John Robinson and the so-called death-of-God theologians. These were concerned with the phenomenon of the ‘absence of God’, so called because, for all the difference he seemed to make in the day-to-day business of nations and cultures, God might just as well not exist. Whatever knowledge gaps may previously have existed have already (...)
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    Proper Names and Their Distinctive Sense.Barry Miller - 1973 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 51 (3):201 – 210.
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    Individuals Past, Present and Future.Barry Miller - 1981 - Philosophy 56 (216):253 - 257.
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    Change in a Four-Dimensionalist Universe.Barry Miller - 1973 - Philosophical Papers 2 (2):84-88.
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    Strawson on Existence as a Predicate.Barry Miller - 1981 - Philosophical Papers 10 (2):93-99.
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  16. A Most Unlikely God: A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Nature of God.Barry Miller - 1996 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    The sequel to From Existence to God, this text offers a portrait of God that contrasts sharply with that provided by perfect-being theology. It exposes the absurdity of this view and shows how radically God differs from even the most exalted of his creatures.
     
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    Books in Review.Barry Miller - 1972 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (1):51.
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  18. BERTOCCI, Peter A.: The Person God Is. [REVIEW]Barry Miller - 1972 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50:(1972).
     
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    Could Any Fictional Character Ever Be Actual?Barry Miller - 1985 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):325-335.
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    Could Any Fictional Character Ever Be Actual?Barry Miller - 1985 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):325-335.
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    Causation and Necessary Connection.Barry Miller - 1973 - New Scholasticism 47 (1):76-83.
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    Cambridge Properties and Defunct Individuals: A Reply to C. J. F. Williams.Barry Miller - 1983 - Analysis 43 (1):17 - 19.
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    De Essentia Individua: In Defence Of Possible Worlds Existentialism.Barry Miller - 1984 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 21 (1):99-114.
    The actualist position rests on the mistaken assumption that individuals can be referred to before they exist; the existentialist makes no such assumption. Plantinga's criticisms of existentialism founder on his claim that for a proposition the only possibility is possible truth. In fact, there is another kind of possibility, viz. possible predication. Hence, 'Socrates does not exist' is a possible predication, even though not possibly true. Plantinga's other putative counter examples are flawed in the same way.
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    De Essentia Individua: In Defence of Possible Worlds Existentialism.Barry Miller - 1984 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 21 (1):99-114.
    The actualist position rests on the mistaken assumption that individuals can be referred to before they exist; the existentialist makes no such assumption. Plantinga's criticisms of existentialism founder on his claim that for a proposition the only possibility is possible truth. In fact, there is another kind of possibility, viz. possible predication. Hence, 'Socrates does not exist' is a possible predication, even though not possibly true. Plantinga's other putative counter examples are flawed in the same way.
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    De Essentia Individua: In Defence of Possible Worlds Existentialism.Barry Miller - 1984 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 21 (1):99-114.
    The actualist position rests on the mistaken assumption that individuals can be referred to before they exist; the existentialist makes no such assumption. Plantinga's criticisms of existentialism founder on his claim that for a proposition the only possibility is possible truth. In fact, there is another kind of possibility, viz. possible predication. Hence, 'Socrates does not exist' is a possible predication, even though not possibly true. Plantinga's other putative counter examples are flawed in the same way.
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    Dom Illtyd Trethowan on 'The Apprehension of God'.Barry Miller - 1963 - Sophia 2 (2):20-21.
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    Existence and Natures.Barry Miller - 1982 - New Scholasticism 56 (3):371-375.
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    “Exists” and Other Predicates.Barry Miller - 1979 - New Scholasticism 53 (4):475-479.
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    Experience of God and the Rationality of Theistic Belief.Barry Miller - 1998 - International Philosophical Quarterly 38 (2):206-208.
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  30. From Existence to God: A Contemporary Philosophical Argument.Barry Miller - 1995 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 37 (1):61-62.
     
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    Future Individuals and Haecceitism.Barry Miller - 1991 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (1):3 - 28.
    ARTHUR PRIOR BEQUEATHED US the perceptive advice that "it is always a useful exercise, when told that something was possible, that is, could have happened, to ask 'When was it possible?' 'When could it have happened?'" Illustrating his point by considering whether it was possible for God to have "launched Julius Caesar into being, or arranged his coming into being, at a different time and under different circumstances," Prior's reply was "I doubt it." What God certainly could have done was (...)
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    God-Talk and Creature-Talk.Barry Miller - 1969 - Sophia 8 (1):25-35.
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    Hart’s “Minimum Content of Natural Law”.Barry Miller - 1969 - New Scholasticism 43 (3):425-431.
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    Individuals and Individuality.Barry Miller - 1990 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 37 (1):75-91.
    The most basic requirement of any theory of concrete individuals is that it do justice to the fact that, unlike universals, individuals are non-instantiable. The bundle theories of Russell and Goodman, the Guise Theory of Castaneda and the Trope Theory of D.C.Williams each breach this requirement by implicity allowing an individual to be instantiable either after it has ceased to exist or both before and after it has ceased to exist. Underlying this flaw in all four theories is the tacit (...)
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    Individuals and Individuality.Barry Miller - 1990 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 37 (1):75-91.
    The most basic requirement of any theory of concrete individuals is that it do justice to the fact that, unlike universals, individuals are non-instantiable. The bundle theories of Russell and Goodman, the Guise Theory of Castaneda and the Trope Theory of D.C.Williams each breach this requirement by implicity allowing an individual to be instantiable either after it has ceased to exist or both before and after it has ceased to exist. Underlying this flaw in all four theories is the tacit (...)
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    IN MEMORIAM: Robert D. Miller.Barry Miller - 1972 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (2):65.
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  37. Logically simple propositions.Barry Miller - 1974 - Analysis 34 (4):123.
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    Making Sense of "Necessary Existence".Barry Miller - 1974 - American Philosophical Quarterly 11 (1):47 - 54.
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    Naming, Predicting and Contingency.Barry Miller - 1973 - Sophia 12 (3):24-30.
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    Necessarily Terminating Causal Series and the Contingency Argument.Barry Miller - 1982 - Mind 91 (362):201-215.
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    Proper Names and Suppositio Personalis.Barry Miller - 1973 - Analysis 33 (4):133 - 137.
    The question is whether a proper name (e.G., "tom") may be used in a way that parallels that of "man" in "man is a species". "tom is an individual" is the answer proposed, With "individual" functioning as a second order term. A number of difficulties are resolved by showing that "tom is an individual" may be rendered as "a man is (in english) called 'tom' and is so constituted that only he may without ambiguity be called 'tom'. This shows that (...)
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  42. Proper names and "suppositio personalis".Barry Miller - 1973 - Analysis 33 (4):133.
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    Proper Names of Historical Figures.Barry Miller - 1976 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 54 (3):242 – 243.
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    Philosophy of Religion in the Journals.Barry Miller - 1972 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (1):59.
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  45. Review. [REVIEW]Barry Miller - 2003 - The Thomist 67:152-154.
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    Some Comments on “The Apprehension of God”.Barry Miller - 1962 - Sophia 1 (3):15-22.
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    Thought and Existence.Barry Miller - 1974 - New Scholasticism 48 (4):424-437.
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    Theism and the Principle of Simplicity.Barry Miller - 1974 - Sophia 13 (3):17-21.
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    The Contingency Argument—A Reply.Barry Miller - 1967 - Sophia 6 (1):8-20.
    Brian Medlin has excluded the possibility of something being self-explanatory in anything but a logical sense. Hence any non-logical necessity has always to be in terms of something other than the explicand. In this context, the principle of sufficient reason cannot escape contraction to a form so patently useless that no proponent of the contingency argument would want to employ it. Many of the objections in Section 4 have point, however, only against an argument which uses such an unacceptable form (...)
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  50. The Fullness of Being: A New Paradigm for Existence.Barry Miller - 2012 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    According to a fairly standard view, there are several reasons for denying that existence is a real property of individuals. One is that 'exists' cannot be predicated of individuals, and another is that first-level properties are parasitic on individuals for their actuality, which is something that existence could never be. A third is that existence adds nothing to individuals. Moreover, even if existence were to survive all three counter-indications, it would be merely the most vacuous of properties. _The Fullness of (...)
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