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    A hideous monster of the mind: American race theory in the early republic.Bruce R. Dain - 2002 - Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
    A Hideous Monster of the Mind reveals that ideas on race crossed racial boundaries in a process that produced not only well-known theories of biological racism ...
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    On Disembodied Resurrected Persons: A Reply: BRUCE R. REICHENBACH.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1982 - Religious Studies 18 (2):225-229.
    In a recent article in Religious Studies, Professor P. W. Gooch attempts to wean the orthodox Christian from anthropological materialism by consideration of the question of the nature of the post-mortem person in the resurrection. He argues that the view that the resurrected person is a psychophysical organism who is in some physical sense the same as the ante-mortem person is inconsistent with the Pauline view of the resurrected body; rather, according to him, Paul's view is most consistent with that (...)
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  3. The Law of Karma.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1990 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 35 (1):59-61.
     
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  4. The Psychology of the Democratic Metaphor.Bruce R. Pollard - 1985 - Dialogue: Administrative Theory & Praxis 7 (4).
     
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  5. Evil and a good God.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1982 - New York: Fordham University Press.
    I argue that the atheological claim that the existence of pain and suffering either contradicts or makes improbable God's existence or his possession of certain critical properties cannot be sustained. The construction of a theodicy for both moral and natural evils is the focus of the central part of the book. In the final chapters I analyze the concept of the best possible world and the properties of goodness and omnipotence insofar as they are predicated of God.
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    Must God Create the Best Possible World?Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1979 - International Philosophical Quarterly 19 (2):203-212.
    I ARGUE THAT THE NOTION OF THE BEST POSSIBLE WORLD IS MEANINGLESS AND THEREFORE A CHIMERA, BECAUSE FOR ANY WORLD WHICH MIGHT BE SO DESIGNATED, THERE COULD ALWAYS BE ANOTHER WHICH WAS BETTER, EITHER IN BEING POPULATED BY BEINGS WITH BETTER OR A GREATER QUANTITY OF GOOD CHARACTERISTICS, OR ELSE BY BEING MORE OPTIMIFIC.
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    Monism and the Possibility of Life after Death.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (1):27 - 34.
    Two objections have been raised against the re-creationist thesis that the individual human person can be re-created after death. The objection that the re-created person would not be the same person as the deceased because he would lack spatial-temporal continuity with that person I answer by showing that spatial-temporal continuity with that person is not a necessary condition for all cases of personal identity. To the objection that the decision to call the re-created individual the same as the deceased either (...)
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  8. Shakespeare as sound artist.Bruce R. Smith - 2017 - In Marcel Cobussen, Vincent Meelberg & Barry Truax (eds.), The Routledge companion to sounding art. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
     
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    The deductive argument from evil.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1981 - Sophia 20 (1):221--227.
    First, I consider J.L. Mackie's deductive argument from evil, noting that required modifications to his premises, especially those dealing with what it is to be a good person and omnipotence, do not entail that God would be required to eliminate evil completely. Hence, no contradiction exists between God's existence, possession of certain properties, and the existence of evil. Second I evaluate McCloskey's arguments against reasons for evil often suggested by the theist: that evil is a means to achieving the good, (...)
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    Environmental Law and Economics.Bruce R. Huber & Klaus Mathis (eds.) - 2017 - Cham: Imprint: Springer.
    This anthology discusses important issues surrounding environmental law and economics and provides an in-depth analysis of its use in legislation, regulation and legal adjudication from a neoclassical and behavioural law and economics perspective. Environmental issues raise a vast range of legal questions: to what extent is it justifiable to rely on markets and continued technological innovation, especially as it relates to present exploitation of scarce resources? Or is it necessary for the state to intervene? Regulatory instruments are available to create (...)
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    Price, Hick, and Disembodied Existence: BRUCE R. REICHENBACH.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1979 - Religious Studies 15 (3):317-325.
    In an attempt to make the idea of surviving one's own death in a disembodied state intelligible, H. H. Price has presented a possible description of what the afterlife might be like for a disembodied self or consciousness. Price suggests that the world of the disembodied self might be a kind of dream or image world. In it he would replace his present sense-perception by activating his image-producing powers, which are now inhibited by their continuous bombardment by sensory stimuli, to (...)
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    A geometric approach to error detection and recovery for robot motion planning with uncertainty.Bruce R. Donald - 1988 - Artificial Intelligence 37 (1-3):223-271.
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    Books in review.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1975 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (3):191.
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    Evil and a Reformed View of God.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1988 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 24 (1/2):67 - 85.
    Generally the theist's defense against the argument from evil invokes the libertarian ideal. But this route is not open to compatibilist Reformed theologians. They must show either that God's possibly creating humans with a more perfect nature is either an impossibility or that his doing so violates some fundamental principle of value. I argue that the compatibilist Reformed theologian is unsuccessful in both. Specifically, in the latter case, there is no ground for thinking that redemption and its associated evil (as (...)
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  15. Religious Experience as an Observational Epistemic Practice.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 2012 - Sophia 51 (1):1-16.
    William Alston proposed an understanding of religious experience modeled after the triadic structure of sense perception. However, a perceptual model falters because of the unobservability of God as the object of religious experience. To reshape Alston’s model of religious experience as an observational practice we utilize Dudley Shapere’s distinction between the philosophical use of ‘observe’ in terms of sensory perception and scientists’ epistemic use of ‘observe’ as being evidential by providing information or justification leading to knowledge. This distinction helps us (...)
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    Conditions of transfer of training.R. W. Bruce - 1933 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 16 (3):343.
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    What are we hiding behind the visual buffer strip?: forest aesthetics reconsidered.Bruce R. Hull, David P. Robertson, Gregory J. Buhyoff & Angelina Kendra - 2000 - Journal of Forestry 98 (7).
    The forestry profession has no offical policy on forest aesthetics: Neither foresters nor the public have clear guidelines as to what a socially acceptable, actively managed forest should lookl ike. Hints of an impplicit policy can be found in the Society of American Foresters position statements on timber harvesting and in various recommendations for best management practices found in state, federal, and industrial forestry publications. These implicit policies may send a hypocritical message to the public about the practice, intent, and (...)
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    A neurogeneticist's perspective.Bruce R. Korf - 1992 - Ethics and Behavior 2 (2):131 – 133.
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    On Obligations to Future Generations.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1992 - Public Affairs Quarterly 6 (2):207-225.
    I argue that "obligation" is a referential notion, flowing from actual or potential relationships. Applied to future persons, our relationship with them is established by virtue of the significant effects that our acts will have on them, and this in turn provides the basis of our obligation to them. Referential problems arise particularly in the types of cases where alternative acts bring different people into existence, for here there is no clear referent of the obligation. In such cases a theistic (...)
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    A search algorithm for motion planning with six degrees of freedom.Bruce R. Donald - 1987 - Artificial Intelligence 31 (3):295-353.
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  21. Christianity, science, and three phases of being human.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 2021 - Zygon 56 (1):96-117.
    The alleged conflict between religion and science most pointedly focuses on what it is to be human. Western philosophical thought regarding this has progressed through three broad stages: mind/body dualism, Neo-Darwinism, and most recently strong artificial intelligence (AI). I trace these views with respect to their relation to Christian views of humans, suggesting that while the first two might be compatible with Christian thought, strong AI presents serious challenges to a Christian understanding of personhood, including our freedom to choose, moral (...)
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  22. The school as a moral learning community.Bruce R. Thomas - 1990 - In John I. Goodlad, Roger Soder & Kenneth A. Sirotnik (eds.), The Moral dimensions of teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. pp. 266--295.
     
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    A frequency theory of verbal-discrimination learning.Bruce R. Ekstrand, William P. Wallace & Benton J. Underwood - 1966 - Psychological Review 73 (6):566-578.
  24. Contents of codes of ethics of professional business organizations in the united states.Bruce R. Gaumnitz & John C. Lere - 2002 - Journal of Business Ethics 35 (1):35 - 49.
    This paper reports an analysis of the content of the codes of ethics of 15 professional business organizations in the United States, representing the broad range of disciplines found in business. The analysis was conducted to identify common ethical issues faced by business professionals. It was also structured to highlight ethical issues that are either unique to or of particular importance for business professionals. No attempt is made to make value judgments about either the codes of ethics studied or of (...)
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    Philanthropy’s Role in Liberal Democracy.Bruce R. Sievers - 2010 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (4):380-398.
    Here is a contemporary social paradox: Modern liberal democracy rests upon a platform of a pluralistic civil society. Philanthropy, by providing vital resources, is an essential feature of that civil society. Yet philanthropy also plays an ambiguous role in democracy. Therefore philanthropy potentially both supports and detracts from democracy. This essay explores the nature of this paradox and its implications for the practice of contemporary philanthropy.Neither "civil society" nor "democracy" has a single, universally accepted meaning in the contemporary world. In (...)
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    Inventory of Sources for History of Twentieth-Century Physics.Bruce R. Wheaton - 1984 - Isis 75 (1):153-157.
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    A classification scheme for codes of business ethics.Bruce R. Gaumnitz & John C. Lere - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 49 (4):329-335.
    A great deal of interest in codes of ethics exists in both the business community and the academic community. Within the academic community, this interest has given rise to a number of studies of codes of ethics. Many of these studies have focused on the content of various codes.One important way the study of codes of ethics can be advanced is by applying formal tools of analysis to codes of ethics. An understanding of important dimensions that may differ across codes (...)
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    Divine Providence: God's Love and Human Freedom.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 2016 - Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.
    We ask God to involve himself providentially in our lives, yet we cherish our freedom to choose and act. Employing both theological reflection and philosophical analysis, the author explores how to resolve the interesting and provocative puzzles arising from these seemingly conflicting desires. He inquires what sovereignty means and how sovereigns balance their power and prerogatives with the free responses of their subjects. Since we are physically embodied in a physical world, we also need to ask how this is compatible (...)
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    Philanthropy’s Role in Liberal Democracy.Bruce R. Sievers - 2010 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (4):380-398.
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    Are cosmological arguments good arguments?Bruce R. Reichenbach - 2022 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 92 (3):129-145.
    Over the course of his work, Graham Oppy developed numerous important criticisms of versions of the cosmological argument. Here I am not concerned with his specific criticisms of cosmological arguments but rather with his claim that cosmological arguments per se are not good arguments, for they provide no persuasive reason for believing the conclusion that God exists and are embedded in theories that already affirm the conclusion. I explore what he believes makes an argument good, contend that cosmological arguments can (...)
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    Mavrodes on omnipotence.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (2):211 - 214.
    In an earlier issue of "Philosophical Studies" George Mavrodes provided a general definition of omnipotence. I argue that his general definition is inadequate because it fails to exclude from being omnipotent beings who have finite abilities but who possess their limited abilities necessarily.
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    The hermeneutic circle and authoral intention in divine revelation.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 2003 - Sophia 42 (1):47-59.
    In his recent book on revelation, Jorge Gracia rejects the authorial intention view of textual interpretation, arguing that the only interpretation that makes sense for texts regarded as divinely revealed is theological interpretation. Both his position and the authorial view face the problem of the Hermeneutical Circle. I contend that the arguments he provides in his own defense do not successfully avoid the circularity present in his own view. His thesis about expected behavior might provide resources for a solution, but (...)
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    Effect of sleep on memory.Bruce R. Ekstrand - 1967 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 75 (1):64.
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    Rutherford and Physics at the Turn of the CenturyMario Bunge William R. Shea.Bruce R. Wheaton - 1980 - Isis 71 (2):317-318.
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  35. An Academic Publisher’s Response to Plagiarism.Bruce R. Lewis, Jonathan E. Duchac & S. Douglas Beets - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 102 (3):489-506.
    Plagiarism strikes at the heart of academe, eroding the fundamental value of academic research. Recent evidence suggests that acts of plagiarism and awareness of these acts are on the rise in academia. To address this issue, a vein of research has emerged in recent years exploring plagiarism as an area of academic inquiry. In this new academic subject, case studies and analysis have been one of the most influential methodologies employed. Case studies provide a venue where acts of plagiarism can (...)
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    The Early Years: The Niels Bohr Institute, 1921-1930. Peter Robertson.Bruce R. Wheaton - 1981 - Isis 72 (2):329-330.
  37. The divine command theory and objective good.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1984 - In Rocco Porreco (ed.), The Georgetown Symposium on Ethics: Essays in Honor of Henry Babcock Veatch. Upa. pp. 219-233.
    I reply to criticisms of the divine command theory with an eye to noting the relation of ethics to an ontological ground. The criticisms include: the theory makes the standard of right and wrong arbitrary, it traps the defender of the theory in a vicious circle, it violates moral autonomy, it is a relic of our early deontological state of moral development. I then suggest how Henry Veatch's view of good as an ontological feature of the world provides a context (...)
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    History of PhysicsSpencer R. Weart Melba Phillips.Bruce R. Wheaton - 1986 - Isis 77 (4):695-696.
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    Diving into the Gospel of John: Life Through Believing.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 2023 - Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.
    Diving into the Gospel of John displays the rich and diverse arguments John presents for his thesis that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing, readers/listeners will find eternal life. John’s arguments are developed in four parts. The first two chapters develop the author’s literary techniques that are often based on ambiguity and his key symbols and concepts, the understanding of which are essential to fully appreciate the Gospel. Chapters three through six progressively portray the (...)
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  40. The Semantics of Conservatism.Bruce R. Mcelderry - 1955 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 36 (3):274.
     
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    Divine Necessity and the Cosmological Argument.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1970 - The Monist 54 (3):401-415.
    An analysis of the use of "necessary" in the cosmological argument reveals that the criticism of it, i.e., that its conclusion is self-contradictory because no existential proposition can be logically necessary, is due to the mistaken contention that the necessity involved is logical rather than conditional necessity.
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  42. Dances of Death: Self-Sacrifice and Atonement.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 2004 - In Jorge Gracia (ed.), Mel Gibson’s ’Passion’ and Philosophy: The Cross, the Questions, the Controversy. Open Court. pp. 190-203.
    Heidegger affirms that we find authenticity in resolutely affirming our own death; but how might the death of another provide meaning for one’s life? We explore how Mel Gibson portrays the meaning of Jesus’ death for others in his movie, ’The Passion of the Christ’, by considering the movie’s diverse views of atonement. The movie contains clear statements of the ancient ’Christus victor’ and moral transformation themes, though Gibson misses that moral transformation requires more than a resilient death. Although he (...)
     
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  43. Euthanasia and the Active‐Passive Distinction.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1987 - Bioethics 1 (1):51-73.
    I consider four recently suggested difference between killing and letting die as they apply to active and passive euthanasia : taking vs. taking no action; intending vs. not intending the death of the person; the certainty of the result vs. leaving the situation open to other possible alternative events; and dying from unnatural vs. natural causes. The first three fail to constitute clear differences between killing and letting die, and "ex posteriori" cannot constitute morally significant differences. The last constitutes a (...)
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    Solving words as anagrams: II. A clarification.Bruce R. Ekstrand & Roger L. Dominowski - 1968 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 77 (4):552.
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    Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle PhysicsAndrew Pickering.Bruce R. Wheaton - 1986 - Isis 77 (3):525-527.
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    The Bragg Family in Adelaide: A Pictorial Celebration. John Jenkin.Bruce R. Wheaton - 1987 - Isis 78 (2):316-316.
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    The Compton Effect: Turning Point in PhysicsRoger Stuewer.Bruce R. Wheaton - 1978 - Isis 69 (4):636-638.
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    Omniscience and deliberation.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1984 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16 (3):225 - 236.
    I argue that if deliberation is incompatible with (fore)knowing what one is going to do at the time of the deliberation, then God cannot deliberate. However, this thesis cannot be used to show either that God cannot act intentionally or that human persons cannot deliberate. Further, I have suggested that though omniscience is incompatible with deliberation, it is not incompatible with either some speculation or knowing something on the grounds of inference.
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    Spontaneous recovery and sleep.Bruce R. Ekstrand, Michael J. Sullivan, David F. Parker & James N. West - 1971 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 88 (1):142.
  50. The Philosophy of Fear.Bruce R. Mcelderry - 1954 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 35 (3):293.
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