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  1. The Persistent Problem of Evil.Bruce Russell - 1989 - Faith and Philosophy 6 (2):121-139.
    In this paper I consider several versions of the argument from evil against the existence of a God who is omniscient, omnipotent and wholly good and raise some objections to them. Then I offer my own version of the argument from evil that says that if God exists, nothing happens that he should have prevented from happening and that he should have prevented the brutal rape and murder of a certain little girl if he exists. Since it was not prevented, (...)
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  2. Defenseless.Bruce Russell - 1996 - In Daniel Howard-Snyder (ed.), The Evidential Argument From Evil. Indiana University Press. pp. 193--205.
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    The Philosophical Limits of Film.Bruce Russell - 2000 - Film and Philosophy:163-167.
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  4. 7. The “Inductive” Argument From Evil: A Dialogue.Bruce Russell & Stephen Wykstra - 1988 - Philosophical Topics 16 (2):133-160.
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    How to Be an Anti-Skeptic and a NonContextualist.Bruce Russell - 2004 - Erkenntnis 61 (2-3):245-255.
    Contextualists often argue from examples where it seems true to say in one context that a person knows something but not true to say that in another context where skeptical hypotheses have been introduced. The skeptical hypotheses can be moderate, simply mentioning what might be the case or raising questions about what a person is certain of, or radical, where scenarios about demon worlds, brains in vats, The Matrix, etc., are introduced. I argue that the introduction of these skeptical hypotheses (...)
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    On the Relative Strictness of Negative and Positive Duties.Bruce Russell - 1977 - American Philosophical Quarterly 14 (2):87 - 97.
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    Philosophical Abstracts.Bruce Russell - 1977 - American Philosophical Quarterly 14 (2).
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    Film's Limits: The Sequel.Bruce Russell - 2008 - Film and Philosophy 12:1.
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    Rock Bottom: Coherentism's Soft Spot.Bruce Russell - 2012 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (1):94-111.
    Often coherentism is taken to be the view that justification is solely a function of the coherence among a person's beliefs. I offer a counterexample to the idea that when so understood coherence is sufficient for justification. I then argue that the counterexample will still work if coherence is understood as coherence among a person's beliefs and experiences. I defend a form of nondoxastic foundationalism that takes sensations and philosophical intuitions as basic and sees nearly all other justification as depending (...)
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    Truth, Justification and the Inescapability of Epistemology: Comments on Copp.Bruce Russell - 1991 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (Supplement):211-215.
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    Contextualism on a Pragmatic, Not a Skeptical, Footing.Bruce Russell - 2005 - Acta Analytica 20 (2):26-37.
    Contextualism is supposed to explain why the following argument for skepticism seems plausible: (1) I don’t know that I am not a bodiless brain-in-a-vat (BIV); (2) If I know I have hands, then I know I am not a bodiless BIV; (3) Therefore, I do not know I have hands. Keith DeRose claims that (1) and (2) are “initially plausible.” I claim that (1) is initially plausible only because of an implicit argument that stands behind it; it is not intuitively (...)
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    What is the Ethical in Fear and Trembling?Bruce Russell - 1975 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 18 (3):337 – 343.
    James Bogen misinterprets what Kierkegaard (or more accurately, Johannes de Silentio) meant by the ethical in Fear and Trembling (see Inquiry, 5 [1962], pp. 305?17). Kierkegaard did not intend to depict morality as a system of duties where moral duties derive from the particular position(s) one holds in society. Kierkegaard thought that moral duties were based on universal principles that were divine commands. Although Kierkegaard thought that it was necessary for an action to be moral that it be done in (...)
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    A Critique of Lehrer's Coherentism: The Need to Go Beyond Acceptance.Bruce Russell - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 66 (1):89 - 97.
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    Still a Live Issue.Bruce Russell - 1978 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 7 (3):278-281.
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    Commentary on Aberdein.Bruce Russell - unknown
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    Brute Rationality.Bruce Russell - 2007 - Philosophical Books 48 (2):150-154.
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    Rationality, Rules, and Utility: New Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Richard B. Brandt.Bruce Russell - 1995 - Ethics 106 (1):189-191.
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    Freedom, Rights and Pornography: A Collection of Papers by Fred R. Berger.Bruce Russell - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (165):518.
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    Beetle Boxes.Bruce Russell - 1975 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (2):127-131.
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    Beetle Boxes: Demonstrating the Logic of P-Predicates.Bruce Russell - 1975 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (2):153-157.
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    Commentary On: Patrick Bondy's "The Epistemic Approach to Argument Evaluation: Virtues, Beliefs, Commitments".Bruce Russell - unknown
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  22. Commentary on Vorobej.Bruce Russell - unknown
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    Exploring The Realm of Rights.Bruce Russell - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):169 - 172.
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    Good Arguments and Fallacies.Bruce Russell - unknown
    To understand what a fallacy is one needs to understand what a bad argument is and what it is for an argument to appear good. I will argue that from an intuitive standpoint a good argument should be understood in roughly the way Richard Feldman has proposed, that is, as an argument that gives people reason to believe its conclusion. However, I will also argue that an externalist condition that requires that the premises really do support the conclusion must be (...)
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    God in Relation to Possible Worlds Scenarios: Comments on Rowe’s Can God Be Free?Bruce Russell - 2005 - Philo 8 (1):5-11.
    There are three possible situations regarding createable possible worlds: there is a best possible world of that sort; there are two or more unsurpassably good worlds of that sort; there is an infinite series of significantly and increasingly better possible createable worlds. Rowe argues that if is true then, if God exists, he does not deserve our praise or gratitude for doing what he could not fail to do, namely, create the best possible world. With this I agree. He argues (...)
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    Intuitionism, Moral.Bruce Russell - 2013 - In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Jerome Schneewind (Ed.), Reason, Ethics and Society: Themes From Kurt Baier, with His Responses (Chicago, IL: Open Court, 1996).Bruce Russell - 1998 - Noûs 32 (1):125–137.
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    Limits to Thinking on Screen.Bruce Russell - 2010 - Film and Philosophy 14:109-116.
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    Moral Relativism and Moral Realism.Bruce Russell - 1984 - The Monist 67 (3):435-451.
    Gilbert Harman has recently distinguished three different kinds of moral relativism. One form of moral relativism Harman calls moral judgment relativism. It is the view that all “moral judgments contain an implicit reference to the speaker or some other person or group or certain moral standards, etc.” Harman never says what he means by “implicit reference,” but he does say that an ideal observer theorist who thinks “It would be wrong to do X” means the same as “If I were (...)
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  30. On the Presumption Against Taking Life.Bruce Russell - 1979 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 4 (3):244-250.
  31. On the Relation Between Psychological and Ethical Egoism.Bruce Russell - 1982 - Philosophical Studies 42 (1):91-99.
    Recently Terrance McConnell has attempted to show that not only does psychological egoism lend no support to ethical egoism but is even incompatible with it. 1 McConneU's attempt has been vitiated by Paul Simpson's critique of the version of psychological egoism that McConnell offered) In this discussion I will consider McConnell's and Simpson's arguments and then offer a version of psychological egoism that avoids Simpson's objections. After showing that one version of ethical egoism is incompatible with that version of psychological (...)
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    Presumption, Intrinsic Relevance, and Equivalence.Bruce Russell - 1979 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 4 (3):263-268.
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    Probability, Utility and Rational Belief.Bruce Russell - 1976 - Sophia 15 (1):32-35.
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    Review of Erik J. Wielenberg, God and the Reach of Reason: C.S. Lewis, David Hume, and Bertrand Russell[REVIEW]Bruce Russell - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (7).
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    Review of Paul K. Moser, The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology[REVIEW]Bruce Russell - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (12).
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    Review of R. Jay Wallace (Ed.), Samuel Scheffler (Ed.), Michael Smith (Ed.), Reason and Value: Themes From the Moral Philosophy of Joseph Raz[REVIEW]Bruce Russell - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (4).
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    Review of Stephen Hetherington (Ed.), Epistemology Futures[REVIEW]Bruce Russell - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (3).
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    Replies to Carroll and Wartenberg.Bruce Russell - 2008 - Film and Philosophy 12:35.
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    The Ontological Argument.Bruce Russell - 1985 - Sophia 24 (1):38-47.
  40. The Problem of Evil and Replies to Some Important Responses.Bruce Russell - 2018 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (3):105-131.
    I begin by distinguishing four different versions of the argument from evil that start from four different moral premises that in various ways link the existence of God to the absence of suffering. The version of the argument from evil that I defend starts from the premise that if God exists, he would not allow excessive, unnecessary suffering. The argument continues by denying the consequent of this conditional to conclude that God does not exist. I defend the argument against Skeptical (...)
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    Human Sensory LTP Predicts Memory Performance and Is Modulated by the BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism.Meg J. Spriggs, Chris S. Thompson, David Moreau, Nicolas A. McNair, C. Carolyn Wu, Yvette N. Lamb, Nicole S. McKay, Rohan O. C. King, Ushtana Antia, Andrew N. Shelling, Jeff P. Hamm, Timothy J. Teyler, Bruce R. Russell, Karen E. Waldie & Ian J. Kirk - 2019 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 13.