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Christopher Hughes Conn [8]Christopher H. Conn [3]
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Christopher H. Conn
Sewanee, The University of the South
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    Anselmian Spacetime: Omnipresence and the Created Order.Christopher H. Conn - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (2):260-270.
    For Anselm, the attribute of omnipresence is not merely concerned with where God exists, but with where and when God exists. His account of this attribute thus precipitates a discourse on the nature of space and time: how they are related to God, to one another, and to the rest of the created order. In the course of this analysis Anselm articulates a number of positions which are generally thought to be the sole possession of modernity. In Part One of (...)
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    Two Arguments for Lockean Four‐Dimensionalism.Christopher H. Conn - 1999 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 7 (3):429 – 446.
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    Locke on Natural Kinds and Essential Properties.Christopher Hughes Conn - 2002 - Journal of Philosophical Research 27:475-497.
    The two opinions concerning real essences that Locke mentions in III.iii.17 represent competing theories about the way in which naturally occurring objects are divided into species. In this paper I explain what these competing theories amount to, why he denies the theory of kinds that is embodied in the first of these opinions, and how this denial is related to his general critique of essentialism. I argue first, that we cannot meaningfully ask whether Locke accepts the existence of natural kinds, (...)
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    Human Nature and the Possibility of Life After Death: Why Christian Orthodoxy Requires Compositional Substance Dualism.Christopher H. Conn - 2008 - Philosophy and Theology 20 (1/2):129-149.
    In part one of this paper I argue that there are three possible accounts of human nature: we are either purely material beings, purely spiritual beings, or body/soul composites. In parts two and three I assess the relative merits of these positions both from a broadly secular perspective and also from the perspective of Christian orthodoxy. While both perspectives are mostly strongly opposed to the thesis that we are souls, and while a secular perspective is likely to favor some form (...)
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    Relative Identity, Singular Reference, and the Incarnation: A Response to Le Poidevin.Christopher Hughes Conn - 2012 - Religious Studies 48 (1):61-82.
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    Relative Identity, Singular Reference, and the Incarnation : A Response to Le Poidevin.Christopher Hughes Conn - 2012 - Religious Studies 48 (1):61-82.
    In this article I object to Le Poidevin's contention that relative identity is beset with an infinite metaphysical regress. I argue, first, that since Le Poidevin's regress argument presupposes a direct theory of reference, it does not apply to accounts of relative identity which reject this account of reference. I argue, second, that Le Poidevin's regress is not inevitable for one who accepts a direct account of reference, since it does not apply to the formal logic of relative identity which (...)
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  7. Locke's Organismic Theory of Personal Identity.Christopher Hughes Conn - 2002 - Locke Studies 2:105-135.
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    Transubstantiation and the Real Presence.Christopher Hughes Conn - 2003 - Philosophy and Theology 15 (2):333-351.
    This paper is concerned with metaphysical issues surrounding the doctrines of transubstantiation and the real presence. In particular, I am concerned with the nature of the eucharistic change, and with the manner in which Christ is believed to be present in the Blessed Sacrament. My primary goal is to give an account of these doctrines (i) which does not involve the thesis that upon consecration one substance has become identical with another, previously existing substance, (ii) which is consistent with a (...)
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    Female Genital Mutilation and the Moral Status of Abortion.Christopher Hughes Conn - 2001 - Public Affairs Quarterly 15 (1):1-15.
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