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Beth Seacord
University of Colorado, Boulder
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    Judaism, Reincarnation, and Theodicy.Tyron Goldschmidt & Beth Seacord - 2013 - Faith and Philosophy 30 (4):393-417.
    The doctrine of reincarnation is usually associated with Buddhism, Hinduism and other Eastern religions. But it has also been developed in Druzism and Judaism. The doctrine has been used by these traditions to explain the existence of evil within a moral order. Traversing the boundaries between East and West, we explore how Jewish mysticism has employed the doctrine to help answer the problem of evil. We explore the doctrine particularly as we respond to objections against employing it in a theodicy. (...)
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    Animals, Phenomenal Consciousness, and Higher-Order Theories of Mind.Beth Seacord - 2011 - Philo 14 (2):201-222.
    Some advocates of higher-order theories of consciousness believe that the correct theory of consciousness together with empirical facts about animal intelligence make it highly unlikely that animals are capable of having phenomenally conscious experiences. I will argue that even if the higher-order thought (HOT) theory of consciousness is correct, there is good evidence (taken from experiments in mind reading and metacognition, as well as considerations from neurophysiology and evolutionary biology) that at least some nonhuman animals can form the higher-order thoughts (...)
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    Nicola Hoggard Creegan: Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil.Beth Seacord - 2016 - Faith and Philosophy 33 (1):125-127.
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    The Creation of Necessity.Beth Seacord - 2015 - Journal of Philosophical Investigations at University of Tabriz 9 (17):153-171.
    In Descartes theological writing, he promotes two jointly puzzling theses: T1) God freely creates the eternal truths and T2) The eternal truths are necessarily true. According to T1 God freely chooses which propositions to make necessary, contingent and possible. However the Creation Doctrine makes the acceptance of T2 tenuous for the Creation Doctrine implies that God could have acted otherwise--instantiating an entirely different set of necessary truths. Jonathan Bennett seeks to reconcile T1 and T2 by relativizing modality to human understanding. (...)
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    Trent Dougherty The Problem of Animal Pain: A Theodicy for All Creatures Great and Small. . Pp. Xxiii + 197. £60.00 . ISBN 978 0 230 36848 4. [REVIEW]Beth Seacord - 2015 - Religious Studies 51 (4):593-597.