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    Theistic Objections to Skeptical Theism.David O'Connor - 2013 - In Justin P. McBrayer & Daniel Howard‐Snyder (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil. Oxford, UK: Wiley. pp. 468–481.
    In a famous argument, William L. Rowe proposed that, since probably there are pointless evils but since, if God exists, there are no pointless evils, probably there is no God. Some defenses against this argument use a cognitive‐limitations premise. But the skepticism in such defenses may spread in unintended and undesired ways. In this chapter, I argue that their skepticism leaves skeptical theists without good reason to think: (1) that any actions they may regard as morally impermissible are sins, (2) (...)
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  2. Hume on Religion.David O'connor - 2001 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 64 (4):796-796.
  3. The Invulnerable Pleasures of Epicurean Friendship.David O'Connor - 1989 - Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 30:165–86.
     
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    In defense of theoretical theodicy.David O'connor - 1988 - Modern Theology 5 (1):61-74.
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    God and inscrutable evil: in defense of theism and atheism.David O'Connor - 1998 - Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.
    In this important new book, David O'Connor discusses both logical and empirical forms of the problem of inscrutable evil, perennially the most difficult ...
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  6. Hasker on Gratuitous Natural Evil.David O'Connor - 1995 - Faith and Philosophy 12 (3):380-392.
    In a recent contribution to this journal William Hasker rejects the idea, long a staple in philosophical debates over God and evil, that the existence of gratuitous evil is inconsistent with the existence of God. Among his arguments are three to show that God and gratuitous natural evil are not mutually inconsistent. I will show that none of those arguments succeeds. Then, very briefly, and as a byproduct of showing this, I will sketch out how a potentially vexing form of (...)
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    Swinburne on Natural Evil.David O'Connor - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (1):65 - 73.
    In his recent book, The Existence of God , Richard Swinburne argues that the world as we find it is one that a good and omnipotent God would have good reason to bring about. He does not claim to demonstrate, that is, deductively to prove, that the world is God–made but rather to show that the proposition that God exists and made the world is more likely to be true and hence more reasonable to believe, all things considered, than its (...)
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    God and Inscrutable Evil: In Defense of Theism and Atheism.David O'Connor - 1997 - Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this important new book, David O'Connor discusses both logical and empirical forms of the problem of inscrutable evil, perennially the most difficult philosophical problem confronting theism. Arguing that both a version of theism and a version of atheism are justified on the evidence in the debate over God and evil, O'Connor concludes that a warranted outcome is a philosophical dètente between those two positions. On the way to that conclusion he develops two arguments from evil, a reformed version of (...)
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    Routledge philosophy guidebook to Hume on religion.David O'Connor - 2001 - New York: Routledge.
    Hume viewed religion as a way to relieve the anxiety caused by our fate, but as he saw it, the natural development of different monotheisms and religions often ...
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    The Metaphysics of G. E. Moore.David O'Connor - 1982 - D.~Reidel.
    INTRODUCTION: MOORE AND METAPHYSICS In the course of this book I will make frequent use of the word 'metaphysics'. Indeed I will maintain that that word ...
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    Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Hume on Religion.David O'Connor - 2001 - New York: Routledge.
    David Hume was the most important British philosopher of the eighteenth century. His _Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion_ is a classic text in the philosophy of religion. _Hume on Religion_ introduces and asseses: *Hume's life and the background to the _Dialogues_ *the ideas and text of _Dialogues_ *Hume's continuing importance to philosophy.
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    Aristotelian Justice as a Personal Virtue.David K. O'Connor - 1988 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 13 (1):417-427.
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    Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa.Leo Depuydt & David O'Connor - 1996 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 116 (3):531.
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  14. Introduction.David O'connor - 2003 - The Studia Philonica Annual 15:1-4.
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    Swinburne on natural evil from natural processes.David O'Connor - 1991 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 30 (2):77 - 87.
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    Two Ideals of Friendship.David K. O'Connor - 1990 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (2):109 - 122.
  17. The Metaphysics of G. E. Moore.David O'connor - 1982 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 90 (1):133-135.
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    Moral relativism and the euthyphro dilemma.David O'Connor - 2016 - Think 15 (42):71-78.
    What makes a morally right action morally right and a morally wrong action morally wrong? For clarity's sake, let us divide the question. First, what makes a particular action the morally right action in some situation, that is, what makes it morally obligatory? Second, what makes a particular action a morally right action in some situation, that is, what makes it morally permissible? And third, what makes a morally wrong action morally wrong in some situation?
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    Ancient Egyptian Kingship.Edward Bleiberg, David O'Connor & David P. Silverman - 1998 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 118 (2):286.
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    Moore and the Paradox of Analysis.David O'Connor - 1982 - Philosophy 57 (220):211 - 221.
    In 1942, replying to a criticism put to him by Langford, G. E. Moore confessed that he was unable to solve the paradox of analysis. But while conceding inability to solve the puzzle Moore offered the following suggestion, which he did not further develop: I think that, in order to explain the fact that, even if ‘To be a brother is the same thing as to be a male sibling’ is true, yet nevertheless this statement is not the same as (...)
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    Philosophical specialization and general philosophy.David O'connor - 1993 - Metaphilosophy 24 (1-2):113-122.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Socrates.Louis-andré Dorion, Klaus Döring, David K. O'connor, David Konstan, Palu Woodruff & Mark L. Mcpherran - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Cambridge Companion to Socrates is a collection of essays providing a comprehensive guide to Socrates, the most famous Greek philosopher. Because Socrates himself wrote nothing, our evidence comes from the writings of his friends (above all Plato), his enemies, and later writers. Socrates is thus a literary figure as well as a historical person. Both aspects of Socrates' legacy are covered in this volume. Socrates' character is full of paradox, and so are his philosophical views. These paradoxes have led (...)
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    A Free‐Will Defense of the Possibility that God Exists.David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 50–71.
    This chapter contains sections titled: To Prove a Possibility Mackie's Response Proving a Possibility The Logical Argument from Evil Suggested Reading.
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    A reformed problem of evil and the free will defense.David O'Connor - 1996 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 39 (1):33 - 63.
    I test the ability of Plantinga's free-will defense of theism against logical arguments from evil to defend the version of the theory I call orthodox Christian theism against a reformed logical argument from evil. I conclude that his defense fails in that task.
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    A Variation on the Free Will Defense.David O'Connor - 1987 - Faith and Philosophy 4 (2):160-167.
    A proposition that theism has traditionally tried to establish, as part of its general effort to reconcile the existence of God and that of evil in the (supposedly God-made) world, is the following; that natural evil is logically a precondition of freedom of choice. Often the approach to this task has been through the free will defense. In my paper I argue that the standard formulation of that defense will not succeed in the specific task mentioned, and propose a variation (...)
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    Colloquium 2.David K. O'connor - 1998 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 14 (1):31-52.
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    Contemporary Philosophy.David O'Connor - 1976 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 25:350-352.
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    Descartes' other deception problem.David O'Connor - 2010 - Think 9 (25):31-37.
    The problem of skepticism is the fundamental epistemological problem Descartes addresses. He introduces three forms of it, each embedded in a possible error-scenario. The first possibility is that, since my sense perception is sometimes misperception, my sensory experience in any given case may not reflect how things are outside my experience. The second possibility is that maybe I am dreaming when I think I am awake. And the third possibility is that maybe I am deceived in all my ideas and (...)
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    Evaluating Greater‐Good Defenses.David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 190–206.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Justified and Compensated Suffering and Death Afterlife A Theistic Variation on the Hypothesis of Indifference Verdict on the Greater‐Good Defense Suggested Reading.
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    Ethical Naturalism and Evil.David O'Connor - 1993 - Faith and Philosophy 10 (3):389-393.
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    Evaluating Skeptical Defenses.David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 146–169.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Side‐Effects of Wykstra's Noseeum Defense Verdict on Noseeum Defenses Evaluating van Inwagen's Second Skeptical Defense Overall Verdict on Skeptical Defenses On to Substantive Defenses Suggested Reading.
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    Greater‐Good Defenses.David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 171–189.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Hick and Swinburne Moral Evil and the Free‐Will Defense Natural Disasters and other Terrible Things, and the Free‐Will Defense Suggested Reading.
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    God, evil, and design: an introduction to the philosophical issues.David O'Connor - 2008 - Oxford: Blackwell.
    Although vast and complex, the universe is orderly in many ways, and conditions at its beginning were right for the eventual evolution of life on this planet. But with life there is death, and with sentient life there is great pain and suffering, often with no apparent justification or purpose. Taking these things together, is it reasonable to conclude that the universe was brought about by God? Moreover, does the magnitude of seemingly pointless suffering square with the idea that God (...)
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    God, Evil and Design: An Introduction to the Philosophical Issues.David O'Connor - 2008 - Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Although vast and complex, the universe is orderly in many ways, and conditions at its beginning were right for the eventual evolution of life on this planet. But with life there is death, and with sentient life there is great pain and suffering, often with no apparent justification or purpose. Taking these things together, is it reasonable to conclude that the universe was brought about by God? Moreover, does the magnitude of seemingly pointless suffering square with the idea that God (...)
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    God, Evil and Design: An Introduction to the Philosophical Issues.David O'Connor - 2008 - Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Although vast and complex, the universe is orderly in many ways, and conditions at its beginning were right for the eventual evolution of life on this planet. But with life there is death, and with sentient life there is great pain and suffering, often with no apparent justification or purpose. Taking these things together, is it reasonable to conclude that the universe was brought about by God? Moreover, does the magnitude of seemingly pointless suffering square with the idea that God (...)
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    Identification and description in Ayer's sense-datum theory.David O'Connor - 1980 - Modern Schoolman 57 (March):213-242.
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    Identification and Description in Ayer's Sense-Datum Theory.David O'Connor - 1980 - Modern Schoolman 57 (3):213-242.
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  38. Index.David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 223–226.
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    Is the Existence of God Improbable?David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 111–128.
    This chapter contains sections titled: The Problem in Focus Draper's Indirect Argument Rowe's Direct Argument Suggested Reading.
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    Is the Existence of God Impossible?David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 33–49.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Logical Possibility and Impossibility J. L. Mackie's Argument Interim Verdict: ‘Not Proved’ Suggested Reading.
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  41. Moral Reasoning And Truth.David O'Connor - 1976 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 25:346-350.
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    Natural Order, Natural Selection, and Supernatural Design (2).David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 91–109.
    This chapter contains sections titled: The Simplicity Conjecture Problems about Consciousness and Causation Conditions at the Big Bang, the Design Hypothesis, and the Occurrence of Terrible Things Verdict Suggested Reading.
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    Natural Order, Natural Selection, and Supernatural Design (1).David O'Connor - 2008 - In God, Evil, and Design. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 73–90.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Order and Evolution Evolution and Creation Evaluating the Rival Hypotheses Suggested Reading.
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    On natural evil's being necessary for free will.David O'Connor - 1985 - Sophia 24 (2):36-44.
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    On the problem of evil's not being what it seems.David O'Connor - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (149):441-447.
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    On the problem of evil's still not being what it seems.David O'Connor - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (158):72-78.
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    Plato's bedroom: ancient wisdom and modern love.David Kevin O'Connor - 2015 - South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine's Press.
    Plato's Bedroom is a book for people who want to be better at falling in love and being in love, with all the ecstasies and dangers erotic life can bring. It is also an inviting book for readers who are intellectually playful and up for a challenge, written with verve, and full of stories thoughtful persons will find to be mirrors of their own erotic selves. Drawing on Greek myth, Plato, Shakespeare, and a wide range of modern literature and movies, (...)
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  48. Psychological explanations of religious belief.David O'Connor - 2012 - In Alan Bailey & Dan O'Brien (eds.), The Continuum Companion to Hume. Continuum. pp. 265.
     
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  49. Platonic selves in Shelley and Stevens.David K. O'Connor - 2006 - In James H. Lesher, Debra Nails & Frisbee Candida Cheyenne Sheffield (eds.), Plato's Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception. Harvard University Press.
     
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    Skepticism and Philo's Atheistic Preference.David O'Connor - 2003 - Hume Studies 29 (2):267-282.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Hume Studies Volume 29, Number 2, November 2003, pp. 267-282 Skepticism and Philo's Atheistic Preference DAVID O'CONNOR [H]owever consistent the world may be... with the idea of... a very powerful, wise, and benevolent Deity... it can never afford us an inference concerning his existence. The consistence is not absolutely denied, only the inference.1 The whole presents nothing but the idea of a blind nature, impregnated by a great vivifying (...)
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