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  1. Teleological Arguments for God's Existence.Del Ratzsch - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
     
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    Nature, Design, and Science: The Status of Design in Natural Science.Del Ratzsch - 2001 - State University of New York Press.
    Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.
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  3. Teleological Arguments for God’s Existence.Jeffrey Koperski & Del Ratzsch - 2015 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    -/- Some phenomena within nature exhibit such exquisiteness of structure, function or interconnectedness that many people have found it natural—if not inescapable—to see a deliberative and directive mind behind those phenomena. The mind in question, being prior to nature itself, is typically taken to be supernatural. Philosophically inclined thinkers have both historically and at present labored to shape the relevant intuition into a more formal, logically rigorous inference. The resultant theistic arguments, in their various logical forms, share a focus on (...)
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  4. Perceiving Design.Del Ratzsch - 2003 - In Neil A. Manson (ed.), God and Design: The Teleological Argument and Modern Science. Routledge.
  5. Nomo(Theo)Logical Necessity.Del Ratzsch - 1987 - Faith and Philosophy 4 (4):383-402.
    The issues of just what laws of nature are and what makes statements law-like have been more discussed than advanced. After exploring the general area and uncovering some difficulties which, I suspect, make the case even knottier than generally imagined, I argue that certain resources available only to the theist---in particular, counterfactuals of God’s freedom---may provide the materials needed for constructing solutions.
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  6. Humanness in Their Hearts: Where Science and Religion Fuse.Del Ratzsch - 2009 - In Jeffrey Schloss & Michael J. Murray (eds.), The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 215.
  7. How Not to Critique Intelligent Design Theory. [REVIEW]Del Ratzsch - 2005 - Ars Disputandi 5.
    I have been an interested observer of the Intelligent Design movement for some years, and although I have argued elsewhere that some of the philosophical points made by a number of ID advocates are right, I have been critical of other aspects of ID views. Having that interest, I would welcome a comprehensive, competent, evaluation and critique of ID. The structure, the catalogue of topics addressed, and the Oxford University Press imprimatur initially suggest that Niall Shanks’s God, the Devil, and (...)
     
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    The Alleged Demise of Religion: Greatly Exaggerated Reports From the Science/Religion €œWars”.Del Ratzsch - 2010 - In Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 69--84.
    This chapter contains sections titled: * I Refutation: some preliminaries * II Foundations – Deep Conflict? * III Epistemic Undertows: Dissolving Rationality * IV Conflicting Mindsets * V Historical Erosion * VII Conflict and Rational Justification * VII Conclusion * Acknowledgments * Notes.
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    The Nature of Science.Del Ratzsch - 2010 - In Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 39--53.
    This chapter contains sections titled: * I Conceptions of Science * II Beyond the Empirical * III Points of Contact * IV The Hierarchy * V Interconnections * VI Conclusion * Notes * Bibliography.
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    The Religious Roots of Science.Del Ratzsch - 2010 - In Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 54--68.
    This chapter contains sections titled: * I A Brief History * II The Rise of Science and the Doctrine of Creation * III “Why there?” * IV “Why then?” * V Other Implications and Parallels * VI Conclusion * Notes * Appendix.
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    Stenmark, Plantinga, and Scientific Neutrality.Del Ratzsch - 2004 - Faith and Philosophy 21 (3):353-364.
    In the preceding article Mikael Stenll1ark rejects both (a) Alvin Plantinga's specific arguments aimed at legitimating' Augustinian' science (or more generally 'worldview-partisan' science) and (b) the legitimacy of such 'sciences.' After contending further that the Augustinian-science strategy is in any case not the most appropriate response by believers to the matters motivating Plantinga's attempt, Stenmark then offers an alternative strategic proposal of his own. In the following response, I briefly raise some issues concerning Stenll1ark's exegesis of Plantinga, then take issue (...)
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    Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning.Del Ratzsch - 1995 - Faith and Philosophy 12 (2):277-282.
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    Quantified Subjunctives, Modality and Natural Law.Del Ratzsch - 1988 - In D. F. Austin (ed.), Philosophical Analysis. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 323--347.
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    The Little Logic Book.Lee Hardy, Del Ratzsch, Gregory Mellema & Rebecca DeYoung - 2013 - Grand Rapids: Calvin Press.
    Written by four members of the Calvin College philosophy department, The Little Logic Book is a valuable resource for teachers and undergraduate students of philosophy. In addition to providing clear introductions to the modes of reasoning students encounter in their philosophy course readings, it includes a nuanced description of common informal fallacies, a narrative overview of various philosophical accounts of scientific inference, and a concluding chapter on the ethics of argumentation. The book features engaging dialogues on social, philosophical and religious (...)
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    Value and Existence.Del Ratzsch - 1983 - Noûs 17 (1):113-116.
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  16. Design in Nature: What Is Science Properly Permitted to Think?Del Ratzsch - 2008 - In Janel M. Curry & Ronald A. Wells (eds.), Faithful Imagination in the Academy: Explorations in Religious Belief and Scholarship.
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  17. Design Theory and its Critics: Monologues Passing in the Night. [REVIEW]Del Ratzsch - 2002 - Ars Disputandi 2:240-255.
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    Explanation, Subjunctives and Statistical Theories.Del Ratzsch - 1988 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 3 (1):80 – 96.
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    Explanation, Subjunctives and Statistical Theories.Del Ratzsch - 1988 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 3 (1):80-96.
    (1988). Explanation, subjunctives and statistical theories. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 80-96. doi: 10.1080/02698598808573326.
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    Nomological Necessity.Del Ratzsch - 1987 - Faith and Philosophy 4 (4):383-402.
    The issues of just what laws of nature are and what makes statements law-like have been more discussed than advanced. After exploring the general area and uncovering some difficulties which, I suspect, make the case even knottier than generally imagined, I argue that certain resources available only to the theist---in particular, counterfactuals of God’s freedom---may provide the materials needed for constructing solutions.
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    Natural Theology, Methodological Naturalism, and “Turtles All the Way Down”.Del Ratzsch - 2004 - Faith and Philosophy 21 (4):436-455.
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    Science and Religion.Del Ratzsch - 2008 - In Thomas P. Flint & Michael C. Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press.
    This article focuses on the relationship between science and religion. The natural sciences have profoundly shaped modern life and have notoriously generated challenges for religious belief – even being credited by some with having destroyed religion's rational defensibility. Most people, however, see both science and religion as having important truths to tell us, and try to fit both into a coherent world-view. Among that wider group, some see science and religion as occupying separate, isolated territories, with any alleged conflicts resulting (...)
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  23. Science and Religion in Dialogue.Del Ratzsch - 2010 - Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    Scientific Explanation.Del Ratzsch - 1992 - Teaching Philosophy 15 (1):104-106.
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    Scientific Theories.Del Ratzsch - 1992 - Teaching Philosophy 15 (4):399-401.
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    Space Travel and Challenges to Religion.Del Ratzsch - 1988 - The Monist 71 (1):101-113.
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    Scientific Theories: Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 14. [REVIEW]Del Ratzsch - 1992 - Teaching Philosophy 15 (4):399-401.
  28. Saturation, World Ensembles, and Design: Death by a Thousand Multiplications?Del Ratzsch - 2005 - Faith and Philosophy 22 (5):667-686.
    Multiple-universe theories enjoy growing popularity as proposed counters to the design-suggestiveness of increasingly impressive cosmic fine-tuning cases. In this paper I explore this type of counter, and argue that multiple-universe theoriesdo not necessarily undercut the design relevance of cosmic fine-tuning, that both the required saturation and the hypothesized mechanisms supposed to generate such saturation face seriously non-trivial constraints, and that in some cases the specific characteristics of such saturations may themselves be suggestive of design.
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    Tomberlin and McGuinness on Plantinga's Free Will Defense.Del Ratzsch - 1981 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (4):235 - 244.
  30. There is a Place for Intelligent Design in the Philosophy of Biology : Intelligent Design in (Philosophy of) Biology : Some Legitimate Roles.Del Ratzsch - 2010 - In Francisco José Ayala & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning, by Nancey Murphy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990. Pp. Xii and 215. $31.50. [REVIEW]Del Ratzsch - 1995 - Faith and Philosophy 12 (2):277-282.
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