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  1. Is Free Will Compatible with Determinism?Clement Dore - 1963 - Philosophical Review 72 (October):500-501.
    If we maintain that free will requires the absence of determinism, Then can we claim to be free without any wants? if we had no wants at all, What sense would there to be talk about free will? the difference between free will and the absence of free will is not that between indeterminism and determinism. Free choice presupposes determinism in that in order to make a choice an individual must have some motive or reason for so doing. The difference (...)
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  2. Rowe on the Cosmological Argument.Clement Dore - 1983 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (1):25 - 31.
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    Death.Clement Dore - 2013 - Think 12 (35):101-108.
    In the final chapter of his book, The View from Nowhere , the American philosopher, Thomas Nagel, writes as follows about death: We do not regard the period before we were born in the same way we regard the prospect of death, yet most of the things that can be said about death are equally true of the former. Lucretius thought this showed that it was a mistake to regard death as an evil. But I believe it is an example (...)
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    God and the Burden of Proof: Plantinga, Swinburne and the Analytic Defense of Theism. [REVIEW]Clement Dore - 1993 - International Studies in Philosophy 25 (3):140-140.
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    On the Meaning of 'Could Have'.Clement Dore - 1962 - Analysis 23 (2):41 - 43.
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    Science and Supernaturalism.Clement Dore - 2016 - Think 15 (42):35-52.
    In the first section of this paper, I discuss a quantum mechanical account, which is endorsed by the MIT physicist, Alan Guth, of the origin of what Guth believes to have been an absolutely first universe. I argue that, though his explanation is unsound, there is no reason to think that it needs to be replaced by a supernaturalist one. In the second section, I argue that though Professor Steven Weinberg's tentative explanation of the apparent fine-tuning of the cosmological constant (...)
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    The Argument From Apparent Design.Clement Dore - 2014 - Think 13 (37):85-94.
    I point out that, though animal bodies and their parts are not sufficiently similar to the products of conscious design to warrant an inference to a supernatural designer of the former things, the proponent of the design argument would be on firmer ground were he to base his inference on the more specific resemblance of well-functioning human eyes and brains to well-functioning cameras and computers. Though I argue that Darwin has not refuted the design argument, I conclude that the design (...)
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    Agnosticism.Clement Dore - 1982 - Religious Studies 18 (4):503 - 507.
    People who are agnostics, rather than theists or atheists, frequently defend the claim that their position is more rational than either theism or atheism in the following manner: It looks [they say] as though there is some reason to believe that God exists ; but it also looks as though there is evidence that God does not exist ; and whenever there is evidence that a given proposition, p , is true and also evidence that it is false, the most (...)
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    An Examination of the "Soul-Making" Theodicy.Clement Dore - 1970 - American Philosophical Quarterly 7 (2):119 - 130.
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    More on the Meaning of 'Could Have'.Clement Dore - 1963 - Analysis 24 (2):41 - 43.
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    Republicans on Abortion Rights.Clement Dore - 2015 - Think 14 (39):9-18.
    The Platform of the U.S. Republican Party in 2012 contains a promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe. v. Wade, that laws prohibiting abortion are incompatible with the constitutional right to privacy of pregnant women. The Republican vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan, opposes that decision as a matter of conviction. Congressman Ryan says that human life begins at conception, though he adds that abortion should be legal if a woman's pregnancy results from rape or incest, or if (...)
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    Does Suffering Serve Valuable Ends?Clement Dore - 1984 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 45 (1):103-110.
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    Peter Singer's Strenuous Morality.Clement Dore - 2017 - Think 16 (45):33-41.
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    Abortion, Some Slippery Slope Arguments and Identity Over Time.Clement Dore - 1989 - Philosophical Studies 55 (3):279 - 291.
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    The Possibility of God.Clement Dore - 1984 - Faith and Philosophy 1 (3):303-315.
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    Plantinga on the Free Will Defense.Clement Dore - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (4):690 - 706.
    IS IT CONSISTENT with God's perfect goodness that He permits us to have a capacity for moral wrongdoing? Proponents of the so-called "free will defense" answer this question affirmatively and give the following reason: A world in which people are able freely to avoid wrongdoing--and in which they frequently freely do so--is better than any world in which people lack this ability. Now acts of shunning wrongdoing are, like any other actions, such that one's freely performing them logically involves his (...)
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    Do Theodicists Mean What They Say?Clement Dore - 1974 - Philosophy 49 (190):357 - 374.
    Many theodicists have maintained that God is justified in permitting suffering on the ground that His doing so is a necessary condition of the realization of certain intrinsically valuable ends which the suffering serves and whose value outweighs the suffering which occasions them. Examples of ends which are frequently cited in this connection are freely chosen actions in accordance with stringent obligations to be charitable and steadfast. To say that the value of these ends outweighs the suffering which gives rise (...)
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    More on the Possibility of God.Clement Dore - 1990 - Faith and Philosophy 7 (3):340-343.
    In this paper, I draw a distinction between two kinds of impossibility and maintain that one is entitled to suppose that they do not obtain, in the absence of a reason to think that they do. I claim that there is no reason to think that the first kind obtains with respect to God and that, though there are nonnegligible arguments that the second kind does, my argument for the possibility of God, which appeared in an earlier volume of this (...)
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    Ayer on the Causal Theory of Perception.Clement Dore - 1964 - Mind 73 (290):287-290.
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    Seeming to See.Clement Dore - 1965 - American Philosophical Quarterly 2 (4):312-318.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Stephen Crites, Findley B. Edge, C. Stephen Evans, S. Daniel Breslauer, Frederick Sontag, Clement Dore, John W. Elrod, John Sallis, Henry W. Smorynski & Louis P. Pojman - 1981 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (3):179-191.
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    Examination of an Ontological Argument.Clement Dore - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 28 (5):345 - 356.
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    A Reply to Professor Rowe.Clement Dore - 1986 - Faith and Philosophy 3 (3):314-318.
    In this paper I try to show that three of William L. Rowe’s criticisms of my book, Theism, are much less than conclusive.(1) Rowe agrees that I have established, via my defense of Descartes’s Meditation Five argument for God’s existence, that God is not a non-existing being. He denies, however, that it follows that God is an existing being. In reply, I reject the thesis that something might be neither an existing nor a non-existing object.(2) Rowe maintains that the impossibility (...)
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    Reply to Professor Brinton.Clement Dore - 1985 - Religious Studies 21 (1):91 - 92.
    In my paper, ‘Agnosticism’, I asked the reader to consider the following three propositions. There is more evidence for theism than for atheism. There is more evidence for atheism than for theism. There is roughly the same amount of evidence for both. And I claimed that if it is not known which of to is true, then theism, atheism and agnosticism are all equally rational positions. As against that claim, Professor Brinton cites the following epistemic principle: When the state of (...)
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  25. God, Suffering and Solipsism.Clement Dore - 1993 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 34 (1):60-61.
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    The Ocean of Truth.Clement Dore - 1991 - Faith and Philosophy 8 (2):256-258.
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    The Concept of God.Clement Dore - 1984 - Faith and Philosophy 1 (4):447-449.
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    Evil and a Good God.Clement Dore - 1986 - Faith and Philosophy 3 (2):220-222.
  29. Stephen T. Davis, Ed., Death and After-Life Reviewed By.Clement Dore - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (3):170-172.
     
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    Book Review: Ermanno Bencivenga Logic and Other Nonsense: The Case of Anselm and His God. [REVIEW]Clement Dore - 1994 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 35 (3):464-468.
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    On a Theory of the Justification of Ethical Principles.Clement Dore - 1964 - Philosophical Studies 15 (6):81 - 85.
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    On Being Able to Do Otherwise.Clement Dore - 1966 - Philosophical Quarterly 16 (63):137-145.
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  33. Theism.Clement Dore - 1985 - Religious Studies 21 (4):614-615.
     
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    On a Recent Discussion of If's and Can's.Clement Dore - 1970 - Philosophical Studies 21 (1-2):33 - 37.
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    On the Meaning of 'Could Have'.Clement Dore - 1963 - Analysis 24 (2):41.
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    Reply to Professor Baker.Clement Dore - 1984 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16 (3):251 - 255.
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    Ethical Supernaturalism.Clement Dore - 1976 - Sophia 15 (3):19-25.
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    The Concept of God: An Exploration of Contemporary Difficulties with the Attributes of God. [REVIEW]Clement Dore - 1984 - Faith and Philosophy 1 (4):447-449.
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    The Ocean of Truth: A Defence of Objective Theism. [REVIEW]Clement Dore - 1991 - Faith and Philosophy 8 (2):256-258.
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    Do Theists Need to Solve the Problem of Evil?Clement Dore - 1976 - Religious Studies 12 (3):383 - 389.
    The problem of evil may be characterized as the problem of how precisely to specify a property, P , about which it is possible for a morally sensitive man to believe that a person who possesses it would be morally justified on that account in not preventing instances of intense innocent suffering and it is neither impossible nor unlikely that if there is an omnipotent and omniscient being, he possesses it. Atheists have typically claimed that P cannot be precisely specified. (...)
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    Ethical Supernaturalism and the Problem of Evil.Clement Dore - 1972 - Religious Studies 8 (2):97 - 113.
    Consider the following argument for the non-existence of God: Some men are morally reprehensible for failing to perform certain actions, e.g. actions of abolishing suffering which is destructive of character. Concentrate, for simplicity, just on actions of this latter sort. If there is an omnipotent and omniscient being, then he, too, fails to perform actions of this sort, and, hence, he is also morally reprehensible unless some such difference obtains between him and the men mentioned in as his being unable (...)
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  42. George Schlesinger, "Religion and Scientific Method".Clement Dore - 1981 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (3):184.
  43. Moral Scepticism.Clement Dore - 1991 - St. Martin's Press.
     
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  44. On the Existence and Relevance of God.Clement Dore - 1996 - St. Martin's Press.
  45. Stephen T. Davis, Ed., Death and After-Life. [REVIEW]Clement Dore - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11:170-172.
     
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    Theism.Clement Dore - 1984 - Springer.
  47. Theism.Clement Dore - 1985 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 18 (3):168-169.
     
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